More Than Just a Tiny Waist: A history of corsetry at York Castle Museum on Monday 25th March 2019, 2-3pm, Eye of York, Monday, 25. March 2019


Title: More Than Just a Tiny Waist:   A history of corsetry
Venue: York Castle Museum, Kirk room
Monday 25th March 2019,   2-3pm
When we look back to past ages, we tend to   think of women tight laced into restrictive prisons of whalebone and steel,   but was that really the case? How did corsets come about? Did women always   tight lace? Did everyone always wear them? And what were they really for?
Join Assistant Curator of Costume and Textiles   Dr Faye Prior for an intimate examination of the corset, from its beginnings   in the stiffened bodices of the Tudor period, to the waist-length stays of   the eighteenth century, and the explosion of different designs and ideas in   the industrial age. Learn how corsets first came about, why people wore them,   and examine some real historical corsets from the collection of York Castle   Museum.
Museum   admission applies. Tickets £5 book through Eventbrite.

Monday, 25. March 2019, Eye of York, More Than Just a Tiny Waist: A history of corsetry at York Castle Museum on Monday 25th March 2019, 2-3pm

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