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100 Years of French lingerie

100 Years of French lingerie

A Historic Retrospective at Art Basel

Photos by Gilles Berquet for the Exhibition Lingerie XIX-XXI

After traveling the world - from Milan and Shanghai to Moscow and New York -  we're delighted to announce that our Lingerie Française Exhibition will present its retrospective of over 100 years of historic French lingerie at this year’s upcoming Art Basel in Miami Beach. The Exhibition will feature more than 130 pieces of influential and iconic lingerie, each item illustrating significant developments in fashion, technological innovation, legendary craftsmanship, the morphing silhouette, and ever-evolving ideals of feminine propriety.

The Exhibition will also explore the relationship between women, fashion, and lingerie, charting the evolution of societal values through the changing form of French lingerie from the 1880’s through the present, while showcasing how undergarments have transformed the female form through time. Featured items from the private archived collections of 11 of our renowned French lingerie manufacturers will include Aubade, Barbara, Chantelle, Empreinte, Implicite, Lise Charmel, Lou, Louisa Bracq, Maison Lejaby, Passionata and Simone Pérèle.

Curated by fashion historian 
Catherine Ormen, it will feature historic pieces ranging from corsets, girdles and bras to bustiers, slips, panties, briefs, tangas, thongs and garter belts, alongside contextual films and advertisements that bring to life the pieces from each era.

The exhibition will be displayed throughout the public spaces of the Sagamore Hotel from November 29th through December 6, 2016,Stay tuned for more info on this unprecedented retrospective.

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September 27, 2016