Women Fashion Power – Design Museum – London

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Onthenew Women Fashion Power Design Museum 3You may not be surprised to hear that this exhibition was shown at the Design Museum. Note the words ‘WOMEN’, ‘FASHION’ and ‘POWER’ on the moving clock hands.
Onthenew Women Fashion Power Design Museum 2Onthenew Women Fashion Power Design Museum 1Onthenew Women Fashion Power Design Museum Riding HabitElisabeth of Bavaria (1837-98) in Vanity Fair, 1884, in a smart riding habit. Given that this exhibition was about women and power, I’m not sure if I should include the bit from the card that explains that she was the ‘wife of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria’. I’d leave it out on principle, but perhaps marriage to an emperor was a key defining point in her identity.
Onthenew Women Fashion Power Design Museum Riding Habit 2Onthenew Women Fashion Power Design Museum 4Onthenew Women Fashion Power Design Museum Aesthetic DressDramatic Aesthetic dress with simple folds, above.
Onthenew Women Fashion Power Design Museum Swimming Costume Swimming SuitA swimming suit from c.1900 – how did women move their limbs when swimming / not catch a cold?
Onthenew Women Fashion Power Design Museum Ribbon CorsetRibbon corset.
Onthenew Women Fashion Power Design Museum CorsetsCorsets galore – the one on the far left looks very much like a cage made out of wooden slats.
Onthenew Women Fashion Power Design Museum Edwardian Corset Cage CorsetOnthenew Women Fashion Power Design Museum Suffragette MemorabiliaWhat exhibition about women…

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