I love this book “1000 Dessous” from Taschen! As you can see from the photo, this book has been used a lot and it’s been with me since I was 16. I’ve always used it for reference to corsets and vintage lingerie pictures. The book’s jam packed with fantastic imagery starting back from the Victorian ear up until the 1990’s, ranging from corsets, bras, suspender belts, knickers, stocking fetish, rubber and bondage! With lots of vintage advertising and old school porn from the roaring 20’s! One page that has always made me laugh, is of burlesque dancer Jennie Lee (left), the author Gilles Neret comments under the photo “In the 1950’s, in United States, the fashion for abnormally large breasts reached epic proportions, foreshadowing the current fashion for silicone implants.” My question is: Are her boobs really that abnormally big?
This book is perfect for lingerie and corset lovers alike and a little bit perverted. It definitely isn’t something for the faint hearted! The book can be bought from Amazon for those who are curious!