PAST EVENTS: Lanni Presenting on History of Women’s Restrictive Fashion

3/31/11. The Marquette Regional History Center, 145 W. Spring St., Marquette, will host “Bloomers and Corsets: The History of Women’s Restrictive Fashion”, at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 31. Admission is free for center members, $5 for others. Eco-fashion designer Lanni Lantto will present on restrictive fashions throughout history. From steel case bustles and rib altering corsets to forbidden bloomers, Lantto will show fashion’s role in women’s liberation. Lantto has taught Women’s Studies at Ithaca and Wells College and lectured internationally on women’s empowerment and social activism. Also featured will be a slide show and examples from the history center’s permanent collection.