The history of French lingerie sheds light on the evolution of how women were perceived in each era. It is a story punctuated by women’s conquests, industrial visions or innovations, beautiful fabrics, minute craftsmanship, talents, creations, models, daring, social metamorphoses, know-how, excellence, seduction, elegance, refinement … 1850 Halfway through the Romantic century, France got back on its feet with the 1848 revolution. The Second Empire chased away the Restoration.Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary ruined herself to stay abreast of Paris fashions. Under their crinolined dresses, women wore feminine pantaloons while Worth invented haute couture and dressed Empress Eugenie. 1880 Thirty years later, secular schools became obligatory. The first high schools and middle schools for young girls were built. Suits for women appeared. Paris abandoned...
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November 25, 2019