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from Time Out Paris

Musée des Arts Décoratifs

from V and A Collections


1864 Corset (front) - Victoria and Albert Museum at Silk, edged with machine-made lace, reinforced with whalebone and metal eyelets, cotton twill lining. The corset was worn over the chemise and it moulded the figure of the wearer into the fashionable shape of the day. It did not need to be very tightly laced, for the illusion of a small waist was created by the very wide circumference of the crinoline.

This is one of my favorite pages in Valerie Steel's Corset a Cultural History (sorry I can't give museum or page # right now)

"Healthy" Woolen Corset, Dr. Gustave Jaeger, 1890s. Reinforced with cording rather than whalebone to make it more comfortable to wear, with adjustable shoulder straps and front buttoning.

from Bloglovin’

Corset 1885 The Museum at FIT (OMG that dress!)