Foundation of Fashion exhibition poster

Archive Collection

Scope and Content

Poster for exhibition 'Foundation of Fashion' featuring a painting of three women in corsets and information about the exhibition such as opening times.

Administrative / Biographical History

The Symington Collection owned by Leicestershire Museums Service comprises corsets and foundation-wear created by the Market Harborough company R and W.H Symington. The collection tells the story of the Symington company, and provides insight into the development of corsetry, foundation garments and swimwear.

Further information about the collection is available in the book ' Foundations of Fashion: The Symington Corsety Collection 1860-1990' by Phillip Warren and Sarah Nicol.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for general access. External researchers are advised to make an appointment with the Archivist.

Acquisition Information

Most likely collected as a resource for the Contour Fashion course at DMU.

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Item is in good condition.

Archivist's Note

Catalogued by Gursharan Hayre, Graduate Champion, January 2018.

Conditions Governing Use

Material may be copied for research purposes only, subject to copyright regulations and the conditions of the materials.

Related Material

Special collections holds a variety of collections related to fashion, including drawings, journals and fabric samples.

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