Paperback, 262 pgs. "The line of fashion is determined by the foundation garment". This out of print book contains hundreds of illustrations from ads and catalogs published originally in the 19th and early 20th centuries. A fine historical record, indispensable for research into period corsets and the fashion silhouette, this is a scarce source for information on corsets and foundation garments of the mid-1800s to the 1930s. With historical notes.