Beatrice Behlen

Senior Curator,
Fashion & Textiles

17 January 2020

London's Fashion Alphabet: C for corset

Welcome to the newest episode of #LondonsFashionAlphabet. We won't waist any time in revealing the topic of this week's installment. It's corsets. Join Senior Curator of Fashion & Decorative Arts, Beatrice Behlen as she introduces you to game-changing corset designer: Roxey Ann Caplin.

Beatrice also busts a couple of myths around this undergarment, as she shows you two exquisite examples from our fashion archive at the Museum of London.

You can read Roxey Caplin's book which Beatrice mentions on the Internet Archive. You can explore other items in our fantastic Dress and Textile collection on our Collections Online portal.

*Correction: At 3:34 Beatrice says "corsets" when she meant to say "petticoats".

Check back every week for a new instalment in our Fashion Alphabet series.