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Foundations of Fashion from 18th to 20th Century Kate Strasdin Tuesday 07 May 2019

Covering almost 200 years of changing silhouettes, this talk looks at how both men and women have shaped their style through a range of undergarments.

Looking at corsets ansd crinolines, calf pads and sleeve puffs, the range of unusual objects is always a surprise!