Fashioning the Body: An Intimate History of the Silhouette
by Denis Bruna
An indiscreet tour of intimate fashion history, Fashioning the Body tracks the industry and artistic evolution of sartorial devices from codpieces and crinolines to push-up bras and clasps. Over 200 illustrations and witty commentary create a unique survey of contrivances made to entice, beguile and assert status. Contemporary haute-couture designers such as Thierry Mugler and Jean Paul Gaultier are added to the mix that accompanies an exhibition at the Bard Graduate Center, New York.