Hoorah for the Bra
A Perky Peek at the History of the BrassiereBook - 2006
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 $15millionoff her invention.) The rest, as they say, is historya history thats amply, titillatingly documented by designer Cheree Berry inHoorah for the Bra. The 20s flat-chested flappers, the 50s bullet-bosomed bombshells, the eye-gouging cones of MadonnasBlonde 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 Bratells 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!
Publisher: New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, c2006.
Branch Call Number: 391.42
Characteristics: 44 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.