Speaking of Unmentionables: The Rise and Fall of Ladies Underwear

Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Join Ellie Carlson for an entertaining and intriguing look at underclothes. Women’s fashions are shaped, literally and figuratively, by their underclothes. Throughout history a woman’s frame has not always been entirely her own. Delicate pieces of linen and lace, stiff corsets, and sturdy hoops and bustles are fascinating to modern eyes. They are the unseen history of an era. Modern contrivances are no less remarkable. Who is the world thought of control top panty hose? And we thought we were liberated! This novel and sometimes naughty* presentation will unveil some myths about women’s unmentionables. Participants will also view actual examples of historic underwear. Please note: Ladies only please.

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