Exposed: A History of Lingerie,
Colleen Hill and Valerie Steele
(Yale University Press, 2014)
Reverence for the ever-alluring subject of lingerie is on display in this gorgeously crafted look at undergarments, dating from the 18th century to modern silhouettes. Shown with lavish color and detail, this book illustrates the development of changing needs and shifts in fashion. When viewed as a whole, the curated pieces conceptualize the importance women place on lingerie, in their private lives and beyond.
Stunning historical garments to risqué contemporary pieces are presented with love and fascination in this luxurious volume.