Corset, 1770-1780. Paris. Musée de Cluny © Patricia Canino
Hans Simon Holtzbecker, Lilium bulbiferum, Feuerlilie, 1664-71. Hamburg. © Kupferstichkabinett der Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin Preußischer Kulturbesitz 📷 Anders
Frederick’s of Hollywood, advertisement 1972.
Rosalin Kiln, designer of the Kestos Bra, advertisement 1934. Kestos Corset Company, London.
The Kestos brassiere was the first commercially produced bra that had two distinct and defined cups.
Richard Wagner, Die Walküre, Süddeutsche Philharmonie, LP Box, 1972. Unknown Artwork. Double VW. Westminster Gold
Maidenform advertisement, 1960. Via flickr.
Gilles Berquet, photography lingerie 1960s-1980s. Empreinte Archives, Aubade Archives. © Lingerie Francaises, Gilles Berquet
Maidenform, advertisement, 1960. Part of the legendary I dreamed campaign, launched in 1949 and running over 20 years, USA. The idea was originated by Harry Trenner and his wife Florence at the dinner table and executed by Weintrob Advertising, NY.
Mary Phelps Jacpbs, patent for the first bra, 1914. USA.
Because the whalebone corset was so uncomfortable, she invented a brassiere by using two silk handkerchiefs, ribbon and cord. The word brazier, in old French, means arm protector.
Gilles Berquet, photography – Lingerie of the 1950-1960s. Lou Archives, Lejaby Archives, Empreinte Archives, Simone Perele Archives. © Lingerie Francaises, Gilles Berquet
Peter Whorf, artwork for Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 by Daniel Barenboim. Below the revised cover art, applied 1976.
William Rosenthal and Charles M. Sachs, patent drawing for a Maidenform brassiere, 1938. Maidenform Co., New York.
Maidenform, advertisement Private Eye, 1950s
Cole of California, ad for bathing suits, 1952.
Billy Preston, Soul, 1969. Unknown artwork. Buddah Records.