Exposed: A History of Lingerie
A History of Lingerie
Lingerie is a subject of enduring fascination. As the final barrier to the fully nude body, it is simultaneously modest and erotic. This title surveys lingerie from the mid-18th century onwards, covering a broad range of foundation garments, intimate apparel, and lounging clothes - from bras and corsets to slips, peignoirs, and tea gowns.
Colleen Hill is associate curator of accessories and Valerie Steele is director and chief curator, both at The Museum at FIT.