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Bustier

Designer:
Thierry Mugler (French, born 1948)
Date:
1992
Culture:
French
Medium:
plastic
Credit Line:
Purchase, Richard Martin Bequest, 2001
Accession Number:
2001.252
Not on view
The citing of motorcycle imagery for a bustier melds the concepts of chassis and the female torso. The implication of the body as a vehicle to be driven or ridden inevitably raises the possibility of sexist interpretation. On the runway, however, the model, gripping her handlebar panniers, steered herself.
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