The Underpinnings Museum: Lift & Separate: Technology & The Bra

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A printed catalogue for The Underpinnings Museum’s first-ever exhibition, ‘Lift & Separate: Technology & The Bra’, released in 2016.

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“How did technological advances affect bra-making? What were the wider-reaching social consequences? Discover fascinating facts through this new exhibition boasting more than 30 rare and historically significant objects spanning from the 1900s to the 1970s. Exploring shifts in fashionable bust shape, comfort and attitudes to women’s bodies throughout the 20th century, the exquisite exhibits include a couture 1930s Kestos bra, an original Dior 1950s longline bra, 1900s garments and luxury pieces by French heritage design house Cadolle!”

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This 76-page catalogue is full of exquisite imagery of historical lingerie dating from c.1900 to c.1970s, with exquisite photography by Tigz Rice.

Lift & Separate: Technology & The Bra’  also includes an extended essay by Lorraine Smith exploring the evolution of the modern bra, the influence of technology on design and much more.

Combining our exquisite collection images with fascinating extended essays, our A5 catalogues are printed in full colour on 130gsm silk finish paper. A must-have addition to the digital library of any lingerie or fashion history enthusiast.

60% of the profits from this sale will be reinvested directly into The Underpinnings Museum, allowing this incredible resource to remain 100% free to access online, as well as to develop new projects and exhibitions.

All catalogues are also available in a downloadable PDF format directly from The Underpinnings Museum’s digital store.

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Cover: Softbound

Dimensions: 148 x 210 mm (A5)

Pages: 76 pages in full colour

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