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A History of Lingerie
by Colleen Hill
Yale Univ Pr

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Pub Date: 2014
Format: Hardback with color illus.
Pages: 178 pp.
Size: 8.00 x 10.50 inches

ISBN: 9780300208863
TB Code: 1805433
Availability: 385 in stock

Lingerie is a subject of enduring fascination. As the final barrier to the fully nude body, it is simultaneously modest and erotic. This compelling and eye-catching publication surveys lingerie from the mid-18th century to the present, covering a broad range of foundation garments, intimate apparel, and lounging clothes—from bras and corsets to slips, peignoirs, and tea gowns. All pieces are gorgeously illustrated in color.

Stunning historical garments from well-known fashion houses such as Christian Dior are included, as is risqué contemporary lingerie by labels such as Agent Provocateur. When viewed as a whole, these pieces illustrate important developments in fashion over time, such as changes in silhouette, shifting ideals of propriety, and advancements in technology.