Yesterday I found a wonderful video of Berlin burlesque dancer Marlene von Steenvag giving an interview to ZDF TV. She talks about corsets and the burlesque scene. The video is in German but she basically explains about corsets, how they used to be an object for a woman’s emancipation but nowadays women have the right to choose whatever they like to wear. She shows the different styles of corset, including the blue and lilac under bust corset I made for her. She also shows how to lace your own corset. Marlene says, being a burlesque dancer, one must wear extreme costumes to stand out on stage, like big hair, dramatic make up and the corset emphasises a tiny waist whilst making the hips bigger. There are other interesting videos on Aspect about the burlesque scene. Well worth a look!
Photos by Paul Green.
Here’s the link to the video.