Exhibitions

The Modern Corset Renaissance. The Underpinnings Museum.

‘The Modern Corset Renaissance’ is the latest exhibition offering from innovative digital archive The Underpinnings Museum. A celebration and exploration of the contemporary corset revolution, the exhibition shares the work of both modern corsetieres and the historical objects that left an indelible mark on design today.

Our Collections

Blog posts

Monowire heart padded lace bra by Belligne, c. 1950s The Underpinnings Museum shot by Tigz Rice Studios 2017

Favourite Things: Maude Nibelungen

Another installment in our blog series ‘Favourite Things’, where we ask lingerie industry professionals to pick a favourite…

Behind the scenes at day 2 of the Underpinnings Museum photoshoot in July 2018

Behind the Scenes at an Underpinnings Museum Photoshoot

Running an online museum with people who live in three different European countries is exciting, but also means…

Homemade Parachute Silk & Tulle Slip, Bra & Tap Pant Set, c. 1940s, Great Britain. The Underpinnings Museum. Photography by Tigz Rice

Favourite Things: Kaaren Bedi of Layneau Collection

Another installment in our blog series ‘Favourite Things’, where we ask lingerie industry professionals to pick a favourite…

Ribbon Garter & Silk Stocking Gift Set, c. 1920s, Great Britain. The Underpinnings Museum. Photography by Tigz Rice

Guest Post: Depilation in the 1920s, by Lucy Jane Santos

In this series of posts, I will be taking something from the Underpinnings Museum’s collection and using it…

Longline 'Cinch-bra' Merry Widow By Warner, c. 1953 The Underpinnings Museum shot by Tigz Rice Studios 2017

Favourite Things: Catherine Clavering of Kiss Me Deadly

This is the first installment in our series ‘Favourite Things’, where we ask lingerie industry professionals to pick…

The Underpinnings Museum shot by Tigz Rice Studios 2017Sheer Cream Silk Stockings With Clocked Ankle By Rosaine Hosiery, c. 1920s, USA. The Underpinnings Museum. Photography by Tigz Rice

#UPMTC: Archives: A Brief Introduction, by Georgina Orgill

The final blog post in our series documenting the first Underpinnings Museum Twitter conference shares the presentation by…

Red midbust corset with flossing and gores, c.1860s From The Underpinning Museum collection Photography by Tigz Rice

#UPMTC: Hold On and Suck In, by Cassidy Percoco

This blog post details the Underpinnings Museum Twitter conference presentation from Cassidy Percoco, entitled Hold On and Suck…

'Droit Devant Forme Nouvelle' Drab Coutil Corset With Flossing Embroidery, c, 1900-5, France. The Underpinnings Museum. Photography by Tigz Rice

#UPMTC: Women and Corsets in Toronto, by Alanna McKnight

This blog post covers the Underpinnings Museum Twitter conference presentation from Alanna McKnight entitled Women and Corsets in…

Pointed Tea Rose Brocade Coutil Girdle With Side Lacing, c. 1940s, France. The Underpinnings Museum. Photography by Tigz Rice

#UPMTC: The curious history of Radioactive Corsets, by Lucy Jane Santos

This blog post documents the Underpinnings Museum Twitter Conference presentation by Lucy Jane Santos, entitled The Curious History…

Detail from an advert for Imperial union suits. From the collection of Dr Shaun Cole.

#UPMTC: The Big Sell, by Shaun Cole

This blog post details the presentation from Shaun Cole at the first Underpinnings Museum Twitter conference, entitled The Big…