Chabon to Write About Superhero Fashion

It’s been a while since Chabon wrote anything superhero related. These days, quasi-genre fiction seems to be more his thing.

But for those of you who got into reading Chabon because of a certain novel’s comic book ties, you might want to pick up Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy, which carries an introduction by Chabon. (The news was first reported by Artnet News and Fashion Week Daily.)

The book is being released in limited distribution as part of the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute in New York presents a summer-long show on the same subject. The show will feature around 70 ensembles and promises “to reveal how the superhero serves as the ultimate metaphor for fashion and its ability to empower and transform the human body.”

The show is scheduled to run May 7 to Sept. 1, 2008.

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