There’s never a shortage of blockbuster exhibitions about clothing and costume design. Now, what lies beneath is getting its due in Fashioning the Body: An Intimate History of the Silhouette. The show, which originated at the Musée des Arts décoratifs in Paris in 2013, arrives at the Bard Graduate Center in New York in April and celebrates the corsets, push-ups, bustiers, and girdles that have altered the body—and influenced designers—throughout history. Here, a look at the intimate offerings.
Fashioning the Body: An Intimate History of the Silhouette is on view at the Bard Graduate Center from April 3rd through July 26th.