How are fashion and underwear related?
They are closely connected – with one always shaped by the other. Notions of the ideal body change continually, and always have. The element that rarely changes throughout history is the reliance on underwear to help create fashionable shapes. Expecting a woman to be able to naturally embody the fashionable form is a modern concept. If you wanted the round hips and protruding bottom of the 1880s, you wore a bustle. Through the garments on display in the exhibition we seek