Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Debunking Corsets

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My friend Lisa over at Collector's Weekly thought my readers would enjoy this piece on corsets. As many of you know, I've procured a fabulous collection of pre-1930s garments - much of which includes lingerie. I have not found any corsets as yet within the collection, but who knows what will turn up!

Many myths about what a corset is and does to a woman's body is debunked here by Valerie Steele, who is the director and chief curator of The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. 

A fabulous read, thanks Lisa at Collector's Weekly!

 A long corset made by CK in Belgium, circa 1890. 
From the collection of L. Hidic, 
corsetsandcrinolines.com, via The Antique Corset Gallery.

Bianca Lyons in typical Edwardian dress, circa 1902. Image from the U.S. Library of Congress, copyright E. Chickering.

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