Talk by Jonathan Walford Uncovers the History of Unmentionables

GUELPH, ON, February 19, 2013– Unmentionables will be the highlight of this Fourth Fridays presentation at Guelph Civic Museum by Jonathan Walford, curator of the Fashion History Museum and guest curator of the exhibit Waist Management – A History of Unmentionables,. Beginning at 7 pm Friday, February 22, Walford will deliver a fascinating illustrated talk highlighting the changes in women’s underwear since the late 18th century. This half hour presentation will focus on the history of foundation garments – corset, brassieres, and girdles, and how they have altered the shape of the female body to create the fashionable silhouette from the late 18th century to the late 20th century.

 “Jonathan’s talk will prove to be both informative and entertaining,” says Bev Dietrich, Curator of Guelph Museums. “It will be a rare opportunity to uncover great underwear facts from a well-respected expert of fashion history.”

 Museum hours are extended from 5:00 to 9:00 pm February 22. Admission is free for this Fourth Fridays event.

 Guelph Civic Museum is located at 52 Norfolk St.  For more information, call 519-836-1221 or visit

Posted by Dawn Owen on February 20, 2013