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FASHION VICTIMS: THE
        PLEASURES AND PERILS OF
        DRESS IN THE 19TH CENTURY

        Now on view
        Transport yourself back to the 19th century where fashion-
        forward women graced the boulevards and ballrooms with
        their colourful presence.  Their tailored male companions
        cut equally refined figures in their black coats, spotless
        white linens, lustrous top hats and shiny boots. Yet
        presenting an elegant exterior was not without its perils.
        The discomfort of constricting corsets and impossibly
        narrow footwear was matched by the dangers of wearing
        articles of fashion dyed with poison-laced colours and
        made of highly flammable materials.  From the challenges
        faced by those who produced fashionable dress to the
        risks taken by those who wore it, this exhibition provides
        thought-provoking insights into what it means to be a
        fashion victim.                                                    DISCOVER | PLAN | SEE | LEARN | SUPPORT | ENGAGE


                                        BSM AND THE NATIONAL
                                          GALLERY OF CANADA



















         OUR MASTERPIECES, OUR STORIES
         The Bata Shoe Museum is honoured to have loaned a number of artefacts
         from our Indigenous Collection to the National Gallery of Canada for “Our
         Masterpieces, Our Stories: A Celebration of Art in Canada”. As Canadians
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         celebrate the 150  anniversary of Confederation, this journey through the
         history of Canadian art tells the story of the creative genius that makes Canada
         unique.  A rotating selection of BSM artefacts will be on display in the newly
         transformed Canadian and Indigenous Galleries.
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