Paris. La Mode illustrée 1846. Lingerie de Daniel Deray.

Victorian, Romantic, Crinolines, Lingerie, Corsets, Hats, Daniel Deray,
La Mode 1846

Crinolines, Lingerie, Corsets, Hats 1846.

(England Victorian era. France Restauration, Second Empire Napoleom III.)

Chapeaux de Mariton. Lingerie de Daniel Deray, rue du Bac. Mouchoir de Chapron & Dubois. Corsets de Mme. Dumoulin, 44 Rue de Basse du Rempart. Gants Mayer. Envois divers de la Maison de Commission Lassalle et Cie, 35 rue Louis le Grand.

La Mode illustrée. Journal et gravures des mode. Bibliography of costume.

Note:  Dame fashion in Paris and London, 1780 to 1788.

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.

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