Often through extraordinary means and ever in the name of fashion, women and men shape their figures into distinctive silhouettes. Fashioning the Body: An Intimate History of the Silhouette presents the many devices and materials that have altered natural body forms from the seventeenth century to today. Also featured are rare period garments and specially crafted mannequins wearing mechanized reconstructions which show how the undergarments functioned and transformed the human body. bgc.bard.edu.

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