Original caption: 07/30/1954-New York, NY-ORIGINAL CAPTION READS: Lillian Hunau, chief designer of the "exquisite-form bra", looks down-hearted over a pile of padded and unpadded brassieres, designed to emphasize the bust, after learning of Christian Dior's new flat-chested fashion silhouette today. The Corset & Brassiere Association of America, which profits from uplifts, is up-in-arms and declared that the American woman will not take Dior's flattened bustline idea.
Vintage Retro Fashion Frocks exquisite nylon stockings 1940 In the USA nylon stockings go on sale for the first time. They don't arrive in the UK before 1946.
" 'Basic Underwear that is absolutely beautiful, whether it's showing or covered up,' is essential, according to Gale Epstein, Hanky Panky's designer. "Epstein favors tap pants in full shapes under the new shorter skirts, and chemises, which can double as sleepwear. She also feels the G-string can play an important part in spring and summer wardrobes because of its clean lines under tight clothing." W magazine, March 12-19, 1982. #LingerieHistory #flashbackfriday