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Written by Jeanne Albrecht on Sep 28 2018 - 12:06pm
Victorian Secrets Lecture and Demonstration - Cultural anthropologist Michaele Thurgood Haynes unveils a fascinating peek into the boudoir of the Victorian Era with an array of the intimate undergarments—including the bustle, chemises and corsets—necessary then to “exaggerate the shape of a proper Victorian lady.” A live model will demonstrate the intricate procedures required to complete robing.  Haynes is author of Dressing up Debutantes: Pageantry and Glitz in Texas.