Our annual fundraising events help to build the Antique Corset Museum and create a unique and enjoyable opportunity for the community to get dressed up and enjoy the elegance of the corset.
Once we have raised enough funds for the museum, we look forward to installing and planning our exhibits. Melanie's collection ranges from the 18th century - 1960 with over 300 antique corsets and underpinnings.
Previous funding from our events has gone towards creating the museum space and building cases for our travelling antique exhibitions as well as permanent museum fixtures.
Melanie has built a business from her devotion to historical corsetry and enjoys designing corsets for the modern woman. The museum brings her full circle back to her passion for antique corsets and sharing in the corset community. It is a dream come true to see the museum become a reality and to work closely with world renowned museums on their exhibits.
The Grand Corset Ball is the first event held in the US and is planned to coincide with the opening of Fashioning the Body exhibit at the Bard museum in New York. The Mechanics of Underwear exhibit borrowed antique pieces from Melanie's collection, and the Fashioning the Body exhibit is doing the same. Friends and clients of Melanie travelled to Paris to see the exhibit and we are excited to see this amazing exhibit come to North America.
The Grand Corset Ball is an opportunity for the lovers of corsetry to come together in celebration! Meet Cathie Jung, Guinness World record holder of the smallest corseted waist! Dress up and enjoy a night of dancing and performance! Or go for the full package weekend of delights, including dinner, the ball, brunch and a private tour of the exhibit! Choose your ticket at kickstarter and support the event and the museum!