Project Runway at the Met Costume Institute Gala
The Met had their annual Costume Institute Gala and this year, because of the current Met exhibit, the theme was superheroes.
“Fashion not only shares the superhero’s metaphoric malleability, but actually embraces and responds to the particular metaphors that the superhero represents, notably that of the power of transformation. Fashion celebrates metamorphosis, providing unlimited opportunities to remake and reshape the flesh and the self. Through fashion and the superhero, we gain the freedom to fantasize, to escape the banal, the ordinary, and the quotidian. The fashionable body and the superhero body are sites upon which we can project our fantasies, offering a virtuosic transcendence beyond the moribund and utilitarian.”
Fabulous, no? Tom wants that gigantic sculpture of Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman for the garden. You should check the link above, there’s some fascinating rumination upon the superhero costume and how it relates to fashion.
Anyway, enough highbrow shit. Let’s rip some dresses!
Very pretty. The train’s probably a bit much, but it IS a ball, after all.
Credit where it’s due, though. Posh’s dress is fierce.
Finally! Someone looks like they’re working a superhero theme! Gorgeous.
Again, it’s got an appropriately superhero-y feel to it, but that doesn’t make it a good-looking dress.
Couldn’t ONE of these bitches have shown up in star-spangled panties? Where’s Betsey Johnson when you really need her?
HAHAHAHAHA!!!!! Oh, Zac. You dork.
It’s a gorgeous dress and despite our laughter, we applaud Zac’s Clark Kent schtick.