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60 years of corsets, from the 1760s to the 1820s.

Fashion/Style

Bound to Impress: Corsets from The Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection

FIDM Gallery Orange County (17590 Gillette Avenue, Irvine, CA, United States) Map it Free

For centuries, corsets contorted the female figure into the reigning ideal. Bound to Impress: Corsets from The Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection highlights these unnatural fashions between the 1760s and the 1820s. Whether conically shaped with rigid backs and flattened breasts or rounded hourglasses with sloped shoulders and cinched waistlines, garment silhouettes followed the dictates of these concealed undergarments. This exhibition covers sixty years—from the Ancien Régime, through the French Revolution, during the age of Napoléon, to the era of British Romanticism.

Karin E. Baker, Editor

Bound to Impress: Corsets from The Helen Larson Historic Fashion Collection

FIDM Gallery Orange County (17590 Gillette Avenue, Irvine, CA, United States) Map it Free
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By appointment only. To schedule a viewing appointment, contact Jim Nemmert at 949.851.6200. Save event for more information and special offers
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