Commissioned by The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute to create the photographs for the catalogue of the exhibition Infra-Apparel, Selkirk built a studio inside the museum and proceeded to undertake a series of fashion shoots that chronicle the emergence of underwear as outerwear. The photographs bring mysteriously to life corsets, brassieres, bustiers, and other clothing on headless, faceless dressmaker’s dummies.


130 pages
45 illustrations
8 x 10 inches
Photographs: Neil Selkirk
Authors: Richard Martin and Harold Koda
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
April 1993