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Beneath It All; A Century of French Lingerie

Beneath It All; A Century of French Lingerie


Chenoune, Farid. New York: Rizzoli International Publications, 1999. ISBN: 0-8478-2204-4. 200 pp. Illustrated with colour and b&w photographs. 30 x 24 cm. Black cloth with white titling, in pictorial dust jacket. Book plate of horror writer Stanley Wiater on front free endpaper. Some shelf wear and rubbing, overall very good.

"Beneath It All uncovers the story of the clothes underneath - of the corsets, camisoles, girdles, garters, and brassieres that shape women's bodies. With gorgeous photographs throughout, this book details the last one hundred years of French lingerie and reveals how lingerie has changed throughout the decades to reflect the popular ideals of beauty, the attitudes toward the body, and the position of women in society."

Heavily illustrated with examples of lingerie from the 20th century.

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