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