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corset - corset


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Columbia (made)

  • Date:


  • Artist/Maker:

    Chery, Ann (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Natural rubber, cotton, spandex and LYCRA

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Place of Origin

Columbia (made)




Chery, Ann (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Natural rubber, cotton, spandex and LYCRA

Object history note

Registered file: 2015/846

Descriptive line

Waist training corset, 'The Works', by 'Ann Chery' for Waist Gang Society, 2015

Labels and date

Creating curves

Waist trainers are worn as slimming aids to compress the core. They are a contemporary alternative to tightly laced corsets. Their impact on the body, like that of corsets, is controversial.

Butt-lifters enhance the shape and size of the bottom. Unlike the 19th century bustle, which also created the volume in this area, butt-lifters separate and define the buttocks.

'The Works!' waist trainer
Waist Gang Society by 'Ann Chery'
Natural rubber, cotton and spandex (LYCRA)
Columbia (made), 2015
V&A: T.10-2016

Premadonna by 'Ann Chery'
Polyamide, cotton and spandex (LYCRA)
Columbia (made), 2015
V&A: T.20-2016 [16/04/2016-12/03/2017]


Lycra; Rubber; Cotton; Spandex


Women's clothes; Underwear; Fashion


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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