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Corset

Designer:
Maison Léoty (French)
Date:
1891
Culture:
French
Medium:
silk
Credit Line:
Gift of Miss Marion Hague, 1945
Accession Number:
C.I.45.27a, b
Not on view
In the eighteenth century, the corset imposed a more-or-less conical configuration to the upper torso. By the late nineteenth century, a more softly rounded female form was preferred. This extended even to the body in profile. The straight and rigid busks of the eighteenth century gave way to busks that not only curved into the waist but also rounded out over the belly.
Marking: [stamped] "Maison Leoty / Place de la Madeleine, 8, Paris"
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