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The Surprising History of Innerwear as Outerwear

Photo above by Gilles Berquet

It's hard to imagine a time when simply revealing a bare ankle caused a sex scandal. But as we all know, the story of the human body - what we reveal and don't reveal - is a long and sometimes fraught journey through our social history that touches on deeply-held notions about privacy and carnal matters of the most intimate nature. (Yes, you know what we're talking about...)

These days, lingerie is no longer hidden. Au contraire, revealing our innerwear is part of the cultural zeitgeist. In this compelling short video, French fashion curator Catherine Ormen explains the relationship between innerwear and privacy, and the glory days when we did nearly everything in public - and yes, we do mean everything.  

November 04, 2016