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Bustles and Panniers at New York City Opera, Lincoln Center, NYC. 

Bustles and Panniers (detail) at New York City Opera, Lincoln Center, NYC. 

Bustles and Panniers (from below) at New York City Opera, Lincoln Center, NYC. 

Description

Retired wardrobe from New York City Opera, stainless steel rings, monofilament and hardware.

120h x 72w x 72d in

Each undergarment here was designed to support weight and show off opulent fabric while exaggerating the female form. The dramatically-expanded hips of the bustles make the waist appear smaller. When unrobed and naked these hovering armatures bring to mind zeppelins, weather balloons, UFOs, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles with GPS systems.