Next meet up plan is to dive into the "underworld of female and male undergarments"!
This exhibition explores "les dessous" such as the fly, the pannier, the corset, the crinoline, the bustle, the pouf, the stomach belt, the bra and other vestimentary devices fashioning the body by means of whalebones, hoops and cushions according to the changing dictates of fashion.
Modelling the body sometimes to extremes, these “mechanical garments” enabled the wearer to artificially attain the ideal of beauty of the time.
This exploration is full of surprising discoveries since, contrary to common belief, these artifices were by no means a 19th-century speciality.
Have a look at the teasers http://www.lesartsdecoratifs.fr/francais/mode-et-textile/expositions-70/actuellement-447/la-mecanique-des-dessous-une/decouvrez-les-teasers-video-de-l