Superheroes Curatorial Talk

December 22, 2008

I grew up on Barbies and Marvel. Sure, Barbie was pretty, but superheroes are so much cooler, and they represent two sides of the same coin – the social and political context of our times. The further I get into fashion, the more I see how fantasy interlinks with reality and culture, and that is all made possible with imagination. I’d love to study superhero costumes and make one myself one day. I will put it in a special room in my secret underground lair, which by the way, will be pretty, and nice, and warm, nothing like the batcave. (Hey, a girl can dream.)

A while ago, I found out about the Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy exhibit at the MET. If only. It ran through to September 1, 2008, so I missed it. Not like I was heading out to New York anyway, though. The website is pretty interesting though.

I did find these videos on Youtube.

Hmm…phallic symbolism, the Hulk as a metaphor for male potency. Here I am, listening to this sipping my hot chocolate, typing as I go. Love the holidays.

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