Shaping the Body – 400 Years of Fashion, Food & Life

Shaping the Body – 400 Years of Fashion, Food & Life Bild 1

York (UK) > Dauerausstellung (ab 23.03.2016)

An iron corset, crotchless pantaloons from the time of Jane Austen, bum rolls and a killer dress are a few of the items that will feature in this major new exhibition which charts the way fashion, food and fitness have shaped the body over the last 400 years.
Researching  the  exhibition  has  already  shown  the  curatorial  team  just  how  frequently history repeats within the fashion world, with many items or concepts familiar in the 21st century that would have been in everyday usage over the last four centuries. Just a decade ago, young women were looking to emulate the pert posteriors of stars like Kylie  Minogue,  whereas  the  rise  of  the  Kardashians  has  now  changed  the  focus  onto generously proportioned bottoms. This  is  exactly  what happened in  the  early 19th  century,  when the Empire  line  dresses  favoured by heroines of Jane Austen novels made way for large skirts and tiny waists that remained in fashion for the next 80 years. Rather than simply supporting the bosom, a combination  of  corsetry  and  bum  rolls  created  a  new  silhouette  of  extreme  curves  for fashionable ladies.

Textquelle: Museumswebsite
Bildquelle: Museumswebsite

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York Castle Museum
Eye of York
York YO1 9RY

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