Thursday, August 8, 2013

Corset, a tight fit

Decisively more comfortable than some centuries ago, corsets remain a timeless classic item of seduction.

 Banned by Paul Poiret around 1910 and revived by Christian Dior with his New Look
the corset is the subject of a number of exhibitions at the moment at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs in Paris and the Los Angeles County Museum, whereas the Victoria and Albert Museum has organized a traveling show, "Undressed; 350 years of Underwear in fashion."

 Sure to attract the crowds, interested in erotic. Or as Karen Augusta, a couture historian and auction house owner stated," people are fascinated by body shaping , by what goes on under the garment."

photograph by Irving penn of a karl lagerfeld corset for chanel

                                               Irving Penn - Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel

photograph by ellen von unwerth of a corset

Ellen von Unwerth

Photograph by Helmut Newton of a Thierry Mugler corset

Helmut Newton - Thierry Mugler

Photo illustration by robert wagt of a pin up in a corset for DS magazine

Robert Wagt for DS magazine

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