She makes it work
Update: Project Runway's Tim Gunn defends Wonder Woman's new duds
While Wonder Woman's new outfit has divided fans (as reported on CultureMap), it has impressed at least one high-profile critic. Tim Gunn loves it.
The Project Runway judge and mentor to young designers, often warning them not to create looks that are too costumey, believes that in today's world, comic book heroines don't have time to deal with capes, cloaks and bright costumes. Long pants and a jacket are much more practical, he told Newsarama.com, a website that covers comic books.
“Considering how superheroes operate, you want freedom to move and move quickly,” Gunn said. “Capes and cloaks can be easily removed if they get caught on something. Gowns and dresses, not so much. The more form-fitting, the better. So tight pants or skinny jeans, sure. I think Wonder Woman could work a pant.”
Gunn added that the new look "will allow Wonder Woman to morph into situations in a less noticeable manner and, thereby be even more effective at combating evil doers. [This outfit]’s no longer a costume, it’s real clothes.”
Maybe so, but do we really want our comic book heroes in real clothes? The next thing you know, they'll be taking away Superman's tights and replace them with a pair of Dockers.