UNLACING THE PAST

CORSET HISTORY & BASIC CONSTRUCTION

Tues., Aug. 10 is National Shapewear Day!

To celebrate our unmentionables, the Mill Museum’s Curatorial Director, 

ChelseyKnyff, will give a Zoom presentation on shapewear.

People have been striving to alter their body shapes at least since Classical times, but corsets and other shaping undergarments became required fashion items in the 16th century.  By the 18thcentury they were de rigueur for both men and women.

 

One of Americas founders, Thomas Paine, was a corset-maker by family tradeSee how the corset developed and changed from the 17th to the early 20th century.  Learn some basic corset construction and how to make modern reproductions at 7 PM on August 10th.

$15 PER ZOOM SCREEN

REGISTER AND PAY VIA PAYPAL BELOW

CASH OR CHECK MAY BE DROPPED OF AT THE MUSEUM FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY 10AM – 4PM

ONE HOUR PRIOR TO THE PRESENTATION, YOU WILL BE SENT THE ZOOM LINK

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