May 6, 2022
One of the major elements of fashion, regardless of era, is trying to attain that ideal shape. How do you get that perfect shape? With undergarments, whether it was the corsets and crinolines of the 1850’s, or Spanx today!
The history of undergarments, like history itself, doesn’t happen in a vacuum. It is a progression. Undergarments have always been impacted by the times. Events such as the Industrial Revolution, and World War II, are just some of the events that have had lasting effects on fashion, undergarments, and the people that wear them.
This exhibit will delve into the purpose of undergarments, misconceptions we have about them, how they are deeply interconnected with the time periods that created them, and how they affect us to this day.