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Superhero Fashion

4.%20Iron%20Man%20head.jpgWith Iron Man an immediate blockbuster, it's appropriate that the Metropolitan Museum of Art's star-filled Costume Institute gala--and, more important, the accompanying exhibit--celebrated superheroes. Having written for The Atlantic on fashion in art museums and the glamour of superheroes, I made a side trip from Washington to New York for the press preview. I wrote a short item about the exhibit and also narrated a slide show. (Thanks to my colleague Jennie Rothenberg Gritz, who produced the slide show.)

The highlight of my museum visit was meeting Michael Chabon, author of the brilliant novel The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay and of the exhibition catalogue's opening essay.

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