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Hoorah for the Bra: A Perky Peek at the History of the Brassiere

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It was in 1914 that Mary Phelps Jacob set women free—from the prison of the corset. With a little help from her lady’s maid, this ingenious New York socialite stitched together two handkerchiefs and a long pink ribbon to fashion the world’s first-ever brassiere. (Jacob later sold her patent for $1,500—to a company that went on to make $15 million off her invention.) The rest, as they say, is history—a history that’s amply, titillatingly documented by designer Cheree Berry in Hoorah for the Bra.

The 20s’ flat-chested flappers, the 50s’ bullet-bosomed bombshells, the eye-gouging cones of Madonna’s Blonde Ambition–tour bustier: this provocative pop-up book reveals it all. The straps and the cups. The underwire and the padding. The elastic and the Lycra. The demure pink satin and the racy midnight lace. Hoorah for the Bra tells a tale that doesn’t sag and presents a cast of characters—mail-order moguls, brassiere-torching women’s-libbers, sweater-clad movie stars—who never let you down. Sure to be a bust-out hit, the book’s the perfect gift for any Wonderbra dreamer or Frederick’s of Hollywood vamp. To view the pop-ups, you just lift and separate!

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This provocative pop-up book reveals it all. The straps and the cups. The underwire and the padding. The elastic and the Lycra. The demure pink satin and the racy midnight lace. This book's the perfect gift for any Wonderbra dreamer or Frederick's of Hollywood vamp.

About the Author

CHEREE BERRY is a designer who specializes in wedding invitations, baby announcements, and personalized stationery for a growing clientele. Formerly a designer at Kate Spade in New York City, she has just launched her own personal paper line, Cheree Berry Paper. She lives in St. Louis’s Central West End.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781584795278
Subtitle:
A Perky Peek at the History oftheBrassiere
Author:
Berry, Cheree
Publisher:
Stewart, Tabori and Chang
Subject:
General
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Fashion
Subject:
Commercial - Fashion Design
Subject:
Brassieres.
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Fashion; humor; pop ups
Subject:
Brassieres - United States
Subject:
Art-Art Business Guides
Copyright:
Publication Date:
October 2006
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
48
Dimensions:
8.00 x 8.00 in
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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"Synopsis" by , This provocative pop-up book reveals it all. The straps and the cups. The underwire and the padding. The elastic and the Lycra. The demure pink satin and the racy midnight lace. This book's the perfect gift for any Wonderbra dreamer or Frederick's of Hollywood vamp.
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