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Het prestigieuze Metropolitan Museum of Art heeft een prachtige collectie van vintage foto’s en mode, inclusief beschrijvingen.

Zoals bijvoorbeeld deze prachtige jurk uit 1947 van Jacques Fath (1904-1955)

The corset is a fashion convention to define the waist and project the bosom. Challenged by nature, reason, and gender rights, the corsetted silhouette remained a persistent aesthetic ideal of the twentieth century. During the 1940s and 1950s, in particular, ideas of femininity were expressed fashion-wise in a cinched waist akin to the corsetted construction of the past, as in this evening gown by Jacques Fath. Despite the anachronistic lacing, this dress reveals its structure like a modernist building. Pink, a color of twentieth-century lingerie, is combined with a traditional lacing in an evening silhouette of the postwar years, here given deeper historical resonance. In 1954, just before his death, Fath returned to the representation of the corset as a means of reationalizing the wasp waist he preferred.

Of deze jurk uit 1949 van Lanvin:

Meer info: http://www.metmuseum.org/collections/search-the-collections?ft=fashion&noqs=true