How are fash­ion and un­der­wear re­lated?

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - COMPETITION -

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

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