1930s Kestos style bra, The Underpinnings Museum. Photography by Tigz Rice Studios

#UPMTC: The role of women in the history of underwear, by Susanna Cordner

This is the second of our blog posts documenting the first Underpinnings Museum Twitter conference. It focuses on the presentation from our keynote speaker Susanna Cordner, which followed Karolina’s introduction to the day. Susanna is currently Senior Research Fellow: Archives at London College of Fashion, UAL, where she looks after the archive collections and curates Sartorial Stories, a series of talks where fashion industry guests are invited to discuss their sartorial choices, careers and work. She also works at the Victoria & Albert Museum and assists with curation of exhibitions including Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear.

We will share each of the conference presentations via its own blog post over the coming weeks. If you’re on Twitter, you can join the discussion via the Underpinnings Museum’s account and the conference hashtag #UPMTC

The header image for this post is of a 1930s Kestos style bra from the Underpinnings Museum collections. Photography by Tigz Rice.