“Anything that we all do, but we never talk about, is funny.”-George Carlin
Women’s fashions are shaped, literally and figuratively, by their underclothes. Throughout history a woman’s frame has not always been entirely her own. Delicate pieces of linen and lace, stiff corsets, and sturdy hoops and bustles are fascinating to modern eyes. They are the unseen history of an era. Modern contrivances are no less remarkable. Please deliver us from Spanx, couldn’t we just go back to corsets?
This novel and sometimes naughty* presentation will unveil facts and expose myths about women’s unmentionables. It includes stories from real women past and present and their amusing and sometimes uncomfortable relationship with their foundations. Participants will also view actual examples of historic underwear.
*May be presented as Ladies only, Gentlemen always welcome
Running time: 45 minutes to an hour
Requirements: 1 6-8 foot table, easel or stand for graphics
To hear the lecture as featured on Chicago Public Radio, click here
Ellie also bakes cookies, shaped like corsets of course. Please inquire about adding this lovely and yummie feature to your event.