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History museum explores ‘Slaves to Fashion’

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“Slaves to Fashion,” a provocative new exhibit at Folsom History Museum, showcases the beautiful and extreme elements of style during the Victorian and Edwardian eras.

Of special interest are the physically constraining corsets, hoops and bustles that contorted the female figure to a fetishized form. The lavish display includes elaborate, exquisitely hand-worked dresses, undergarments, hats, fans and other accessories considered indispensable to the properly-attired woman’s wardrobe.

“Slaves to Fashion” runs Jan. 25 through March 30 at the Folsom History Museum, 823 Sutter St. in the heart of historic old town. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, with adult admission of $4, youth ages 12 -17 pay $2 and children younger than 12 are admitted at no charge.

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Posted by on Jan 20 2014.
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