The NYTimes has an interesting article (hat tip: JZG) New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art new exhibit on comic book costumes and their significance in the fashion world. The exhibit supposedly has plenty of classic costumes (e.g. one of those worn by Lynda Carter in the old-school Wonder Woman show, Tobey Maguire’s Spiderman costume, etc.)
It makes sense. Comicbook super heroes are a form of escapism involving roleplaying, violence, and barely hidden sexuality. After all, what else is fashion about?