Portfolio: Nana Corset from Manet Painting

The Idea and Inspiration:

To recreate Manet’s “Nana” with reproduction 1877 lingerie.

The painting:

And the ensemble on the model.

Fabric and Materials:

Spoon busk corset of sky blue silk shantung, chemise and pantaloons of cotton voile trimmed with rayon lace and velvet ribbon.

The Dress Diary:

At the Capturing the Mode talk.

Research and Resources:

Norah Waugh,   Corsets and Crinolines

Valerie Steel, Corsets: A Social History

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