(Re)Shaping the Body: New Exhibition to Open Spring 2023

(Re)Shaping the Body: New Exhibition to Open Spring 2023

Preparations are underway for the Fashion Archives and Museum’s forthcoming exhibit (Re)Shaping the Body.¬†The exhibit explores engineered underpinnings and optical illusion tailoring to build up, alter, or reduce various¬† parts of the body to align it with the current fashionable ideal of the moment. Corsets, bustles, cages and more will be on display, as well as fully mounted garments. Stays from the eighteenth century and even sleeve plumpers from the 1830s are included in the object list. Fans of different centuries will find much to enjoy.

Stay tuned to this website and social media for the exact opening date information.