Straight Laced: Corsetry through the ages

Straight Laced: Corsetry through the ages - Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery

20 January 2021 20 January 2021

When: 20 January 2021
Where: Online
Time: 10:00 - 12:30
Cost: £15
Suitable for: Any age

Straight Laced: Corsetry through the ages Wed 20 Jan
10am to 12.30pm

Join author Jill Salen to learn about corsets, which have been used to create fashionable silhouettes for centuries. This fascinating workshop will delve into whalebone, cording, lacing and flossing as well as exploring the history of the production of these garments. Staid, upright and straight laced are all terms whose roots lie in corsetry; while the 21st century sees them as acceptable bridal and evening wear, Jill will look at the many varied styles and types of corsets, as well as some unexpected explanations as to why they were worn.

Jill Salen is a retired lecturer in costume. As a freelance costume maker she has made costumes for many clients, including Shakespeare's Globe, Cosprop, and the Welsh National Opera. She is also the author of a number of successful publications on corsetry, costume history and construction, and is currently researching for a further book on corsetry. Book your ticket here.

This event will take place online as a Zoom session. Jill will be showing example pieces during the session.

Details will be emailed to you in advance of the date.

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