Monday, May 5, 2008

Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy

From the 2007 movie Spider-Man 3, a Spiderman costume worn by Tobey Maguire is displayed during a media preview for the 'Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy' exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York May 5, 2008 and will run from May 7 to September 1 with an opening red-carpet gala on Monday night that was to include former "Batman" star George Clooney and actress Julia Roberts.

The superhero mania that is invading American cinemas this summer has taken hold at one of the country's most distinguished art museums with an exhibit on how their colorful costumes have influenced fashion.

The exhibit examines how Superman, Batman, Spider-Man and others have influenced big-name fashion designers. The feminine figure is represented by characters such as Wonder Woman and Catwoman.

Some costumes on display are the ones worn by the late Christopher Reeve in the 1978 version of "Superman," two versions worn by Tobey Maguire in "Spider-Man 3" from 2007 and the "Catwoman" suit worn by Michelle Pfeiffer in 1992's "Batman Returns."

Celebrities and top designers lined the red carpet at the event to celebrate the opening of a fashion show exhibition. Attendees included Katie Holmes and Tom Cruise, David and Victoria Beckham, and Giselle Bundchen and Tom Brady. Fashion Designer Donatella Versace was among the top names from the fashion world.

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