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It was in 1914 that Mary Phelps Jacob set women freefrom the prison of the corset. With a little help from her ladys maid, this ingenious New York socialite stitched together two handkerchiefs and a long pink ribbon to fashion the worlds first-ever brassiere. (Jacob later sold her patent for $1,500to a company that went on to make $15 million off her invention.) The rest, as they say, is historya history thats 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 Madonnas Blonde Ambitiontour 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 doesnt sag and presents a cast of charactersmail-order moguls, brassiere-torching womens-libbers, sweater-clad movie starswho never let you down. Sure to be a bust-out hit, the books the perfect gift for any Wonderbra dreamer or Fredericks of Hollywood vamp. To view the pop-ups, you just lift and separate!
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. Louiss Central West End.