Laced Tight & Tight Laced

corsets

Wasp-waisted and sylphlike women dominate the landscape. Tight lacing craze sweeps the nation. Curtain ring encircles an actress’s waist. Saved by corset steels: bullets ricochet off boning. The buxom babes of the Victorian era. Find stories on these topics and more in Laced Tight & Tight Laced, a collection of newspaper articles, advertisements, essays, poems, and digital collage artwork exploring the constricting controversy that is the corset. Featuring essays from Oscar Wilde, newspaper articles from The New York Times, writings on wasp-waisted actress Polaire, and many others. Laced Tight & Tight Laced goes behind the boning to the heart of corsetry in the Victorian era.

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