Exhibition : The silhouette mechanical, an indiscreet story of the silhouette

The Musée des arts décoratifs  is dedicating an exhibition to female and male undergarments  from 14th century  to nowadays. It also puts in the spotlight stylistic devices fashioning the silhouette, according to the successive trends. Discover mechanisms that allowed women to get narrow waistlines, plunging necklines or extremely enhanced buttocks.

Exhibition “The silhouette mechanical an indiscreet story of the silhouette“ (La mécanique des dessous, une histoire indiscrète de la silhouette), from August 29th to November 24th 2013.
Note : the exhibition is only available in French.
Opened from Tuesday to Sunday from 11am to 6pm. Night on Thursday until 9pm.
Normal price : 9,50€.


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Les Arts décoratifs
107, rue de Rivoli
75001 Paris
Phone : +33 (0)1 44 55 57 50
Metro : Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre (lines 1 et 7).

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