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Go Figure: The Fashion Silhouette & the Female Form

Sunday, January 21, 2018 at 8:00am to 8:00pm

More dates through May 31, 2018

Human Ecology Building (HEB), Terrace Level Display Cases
42.4505,-76.4786

Curated by Rachel Doran ('19), "Go Figure: The Fashion Silhouette & the Female Form" explores perceptions and representations of Euro-American beauty ideals across the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Through outerwear and undergarments, this historical costume exhibition shows how women’s bodies have been manipulated and shaped to fit fashionable silhouettes at different moments in time. From corsetry and girdles to diet and exercise, shaping the human body is critical to fashion change and illustrates the fluctuating and dynamic nature of socio-cultural conceptions of “beauty.” Funded by the Charlotte Jirousek Undergraduate Research Fellowship in the Cornell Costume and Textile Collection and located on Level T of the Human Ecology Building.

Event Type

Exhibit

Departments

Fiber Science & Apparel Design

Contact E-Mail

dng22@cornell.edu

Contact Name

Denise Green

Contact Phone

607-255-3151

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