The Underpinnings Museum: Silken Petals: Flowers, Femininity & Lingerie

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A printed catalogue for The Underpinnings Museum’s exhibition, ‘Silken Petals: Flowers, Femininity & Lingerie’.

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“Florals for spring? Groundbreaking,” scoffs Miranda Priestly, the fictional fashion editor in The Devil Wears Prada. Despite Miranda Priestly’s scorn, this very universality makes flowers a fascinating subject and the Underpinnings Museum’s new online exhibition will explore how and why flowers are used particularly often in lingerie design. “Silken Petals: Flowers, Femininity, and Lingerie”, guest-curated by Caroline Elenowitz-Hess, draws on the Underpinnings Museum’s permanent collection to explore the ways that flowers have been used as design motifs in undergarments from the 18th century to today. Highlights of the exhibition include embroidered garters from the 18th and 19th centuries, cheeky souvenir lingerie from the 1940s and contemporary reinterpretations of the sensuality of flowers.

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This 96-page catalogue is full of exquisite imagery of both beautiful contemporary design and the historical lingerie that influenced it, photographed by Tigz Rice.

‘Silken Petals: Flowers, Femininity & Lingerie’ also includes features essays by Caroline Elenowitz-Hess examining the evolution and social significance of the boudoir cap.

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: 96 pages in full colour

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