Article and photos courtesy of stylebubble.typepad.com
I’m sort of wanting to sing ‘I Wanna be a Supermodel’ by Jill Soboule but replacing the word with superhero because I’m incredibly intrigued by the theme The Met have chosen for their annual fashion extravaganza exhibition. ‘Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy’ opens on May 7th and of course preceeding the opening of the exhibition, is the Met’s Costume Institute Gala. I’m truly praying for brain-numbingly fantastical ensembles and less of the safe fall back pretty pretty dresses seeing as I only tend to celeb-outfit-watch this one event of the year.
I’m even more intrigued by the dresses that certain designers have specially designed and created for the exhibition so in the latest issue of US Vogue, ‘Daring Do’, photographed by Craig McDean unveils what we can expect with dresses commissioned by Grace Coddington.
I had a thing for Poison Ivy as portrayed by Uma Thurman (though the film itself was shite…) and I love how Olivier Theyskens of Nina Ricci has created something less bodycon and something with more flowing oomph complete with ‘deadly’ green feathers and ‘poisoned’ drops of Swarovski crystal.
I’m really curious about this exhibition. Since Wintour’s involvement is pretty important, “there will be blood”. The Museum will only feature American inspired superheroes (I wonder if they’ll do the man and women suits as this photo shoot by Craig McDean lets us see or they’ll just stick to the legendary truth).