CULTURE

Photos: I See London, I See France…

A new exhibition reveals the history of lingerie


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Corset, silk, circa 1770, Europe.

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Corset, wool, silk, cotton, steel, circa 1880, France.

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The M.A. Spencer Company corset, circa 1898.

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Fernande Burel tea gown, chiffon, silk, and lace, circa 1900, France.

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Bra, silk and lace, circa 1923, USA.

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Nightgown, silk georgette, lace, satin, circa 1930, USA.

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Poirette bra, nylon lace, 1949, USA. Christian Dior, petticoat, nylon net, taffeta, and horsehair net, 1951, France.

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Iris nightgown, printed nylon, circa 1950, USA.

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Warner’s Corselet, circa 1960, Merry Widow line, USA.

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Rudi Gernreich “no bra” and half slip, sheer nylon, printed nylon, circa 1965, USA.

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Valerie Porr lounging pajamas, printed silk, 1976, USA.

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Patricia Fieldwalker teddy, silk charmeuse, lace, circa 1985, USA.

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Jean Yu bra and panty set, silk chiffon, grosgrain ribbon, spring 2005, USA.