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Today, it is push-up bras or jeans that pad out the buttocks, starvation diets, a veritable fitness craze and even cosmetic surgery that women in particular take on or endure in order to conform to the beauty ideal, indeed the beauty craze of the time. In earlier centuries, women – and not only women – resorted to shaping textiles to force their unruly bodies into the desired shape. On this evening, museum director Silke Surberg-Röhr goes on a vivid and humorous search for clues and sheds light on the history of laced breasts, bodices, corsets and girdles from antiquity to modern times.

Admission: 6€, reduced 4€

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