Publisher: White Star
- Book Category: Arts and Photography
- Format: Paperback
- Number of Pages: 256
From the crinoline to the stockings, from the basque to the thong, this work retraces in an ironic and elegant way the whole history of lingerie, from the appearance of the busts and corsets, true instruments of torture hidden under layers of crinoline , to the last spectacular and colorful parades of Victoria's Secret. Whether you want to hide it or show it, the important thing is to please and to please yourself. The century between these two extremes has been the scene of social changes that have strongly influenced our mores and customs: we can see the reflection in the colorful advertising posters of the twentieth century and have fun comparing their retro taste with icy ads contemporary. And if certain slogans of yesteryear snatch us a smile of nostalgia or Amusement, the images representing the stars of the big screen in small clothes can, meanwhile, leave us speechless. Oscillating between modesty and provocation, lingerie, which remains indissolubly linked to the feminine evolution, testifies ideally, and better than any other garment, to the changes in our society.