France menswear 1817. Restoration Period.
Coat with velvet collar. Waistcoat. Habit à Collet de Velours. Gilet de piqué.
Journal des dames et des modes. Costumes parisien 1817.
Support and Seduction: The History of Corsets and Bras (Abradale Books) by Beatrice Fontanel.
Thoughout the ages, women's breasts have been subjected to the endless whims of fashion.
From the ancient Greeks to Mae West and Madonna, this light-hearted book charts the changing shapes of female beauty. The elegant and amusing images - including fashion drawings, paintings, photographs, and film stills - illustrate the often surprising history of the garments women have worn for support - and seduction.