As one of the most powerful and intriguing tools for the body reformation, the corset has always been a part of fashion. The history of the corset has been linked to and discussed in a variety of contexts. It has been regarded, amongst other things as a tool and symbol of the oppression of women, an aesthetic fashion item, a fetish and erotic tool and a technical masterpiece. This chapter focuses on the use of the corset in both haute couture and prêt-a-porter.
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Silver strapless metal ensemble/corset by Thierry Mugler, from the “Superstar Diana Ross” collection prêt a porter S/S 1991
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