A History of Shaping Women

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Nipping, flaring, slimming and exaggerating: The undergarments used to shape and manipulate women’s bodies have always been a fascinating subject, from corsets of yore to modern-day push-up bras, not to mention doublets, panniers, crinolines, bustles, stomach belts, girdles, and all manners of stretch fabrics.

Exploring these is the exhibition Fashioning the Body: An Intimate History of the Silhouette, which opened on April 3 at the Bard Graduate Center, after a highly-acclaimed run at the Musée des Arts décoratifs in 2013.

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