Corset France. Blue silk satin; steel busk; bone. The center-front busk and bones mold the curve from the waist to the abdomen, while neatly arranging the lower abdomen. Women used corsets in an effort to get closer to an ideal physical form of the time.
Gabrielle Ray (28 April 1883 - 21 May 1973), was an English stage actress, dancer and singer, best known for her roles in Edwardian musical comedies. Ray was considered one of the most beautiful actresses on the London stage and became one of the most photographed women in the world.