An exploration of women's status and roles in American society as reflected in fashion from foundation to silhouette.
Our exhibit will explore three central themes:
1. It will examine the status and role of women in American culture as it has changed over time. It
will reveal how undergarments have been a powerful symbol and have had an influence on and
been reflective of the changing status of women and how body image has been an indicator of
2. The outward appearance and silhouette of stylish American women over the centuries.
3. The design, intention, and transition of women’s undergarments that helped create the