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La mécanique des dessous, une histoire indiscrète de la silhouette

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

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  • vincent

    Thanks everyone for joining this meetup it was really nice meeting you and spending all the evening together ! See you soon for new great events... :)

    August 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      This was my first meetup, very nice! Merci Vincent! :-)

      August 17, 2013

    • vincent

      Haha, thanks Susana I totally agree with you ! I am going to fire him ;)

      1 · August 19, 2013

  • Brian M.

    Great meetup as usual. This group makes it easy to have fun :)

    1 · August 16, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yes, but watch out for those wolves. You may have to "go American" on them!!!

      1 · August 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Expo originale et gens sympa = soirée agréable :-)

    1 · August 16, 2013

  • catherine D.

    Très belle et très instructives. Et en même temps quels supplices avons nous pu infligé à notre corps au nom de la beauté...au travers des siècles...

    1 · August 16, 2013

    • Jean-M.

      Oui, cela me rappelle mon échange avec une autre personne du groupe entre l'universalité de la beauté et les critères d'une époque ou d'une partie de la société... Il manque d'ailleurs à cette exposition une frange plus large d'usages aux mêmes époques à travers le monde

      1 · August 16, 2013

  • Carotine

    Expo originale et groupe très sympa ! merci Vincent !

    2 · August 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Needed more explanation, and the notes on the glass were hard to read, due to the reduced level of light

    1 · August 16, 2013

  • Jean-M.

    Great! Really interesting to see evolution of "mechanics" and the man/women cycles.

    1 · August 16, 2013

  • Jean-M.

    Great! Really interesting to see evolution of "mechanics" and the man/women cycles.

    August 16, 2013

  • Brian M.

    What bar did ye head to after? Me and volkan lost the herd :)

    August 15, 2013

  • vincent

    I will have an orange polo with a meetmeout sign. You can call me at at 19h : 0663290983. See you there ! Vincent

    August 15, 2013

  • Sylvie

    It will be my first participation at this group! Happy to meet new people at this exhibition I wanted to see.

    August 14, 2013

    • vincent

      Yes ! :) Welcome Yvy ! See you this afternoon !

      August 15, 2013

    • yvy

      sorry, but could'nt be there.... maybe another time

      August 15, 2013

  • Camille

    :)

    August 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looks nice, will be happy to join!

    August 15, 2013

  • Igor

    Hi, is it a problem if I arrive around 19:30?

    August 14, 2013

    • vincent

      Hi Igor, give me a call when you arive we will try to tell you where we are [masked]) See you there !

      1 · August 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm planning to go to the museum early to have a look at the trompe l'oeil exhibition, then meet this group for les dessous. Anyone care to join me? Je parle le français aussi.

    August 8, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      le jeudi : nocturne jusqu’à 21h (uniquement pour les expositions temporaires) - dernier billet vendu à 20h30

      August 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Na, I want to get there earlier, as I like to take my time, but feel free to join us when you can.

      1 · August 10, 2013

  • Na

    The place s till open at 19h? On a bank holiday…?
    Coz I saw on the website it says
    Exposition "La mécanique des dessous" jusqu'au 24 novembre 2013 aux Arts Décoratifs, 107 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris. Du mardi au dimanche de de 11h à 18h, 9,50euros (8euros tarif réduit).

    August 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      On Thursdays it closes at 21h:

      August 10, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      le jeudi : nocturne jusqu’à 21h (uniquement pour les expositions temporaires) - dernier billet vendu à 20h30

      August 10, 2013

  • vincent

    Héhé I can see there is some animation in here :) Nice if you guys are meeting a bit before, you will tell us where u are when we arrive !! : )
    See you on tuesday !! xx

    August 9, 2013

  • Claire M.

    J'adorerais venir mais ne suis malheureusement pas sur Paris ce jour là

    August 9, 2013

  • Susana­ changed the location to Musée des Arts décoratifs

    August 2, 2013

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