By DANICA LO
May 5, 2008 -- Whoever complained that designers don't make clothes for real people was right - just ask the curators at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Tonight's star-studded Costume Institute gala at the Met - chaired by Giorgio Armani, George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Vogue editor Anna Wintour - celebrates Wednesday's opening of the museum's "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy" exhibit.
Through September, visitors will be able to explore the annals of international superhero costume history and its lingering effects on runway fashion. Featured designers include Balenciaga, Dolce & Gabbana, Bernhard Willhelm and Undercover.
Inspired by the Met's intellectualization of superhero iconography, we reinterpreted our favorite supes - the Powerpuff Girls, Captain America, Dangermouse and She-Ra - and one villain, the Hamburglar, in this season's frocks.
Styled by: Danica Lo
Photographed by: Victoria Will
Make-up by: Cynthia Rose at cynrose.com
Hair by: Francky L'Official for Francky L'Official Salon (1117 Madison Ave.,  628-7505)
Models: Captain America: Tracy at Bella; Hamburglar: Monika at APM; She-Ra: Erin M. at ID