Medieval times to the invention of elastic and spandex, undergarments
were used as the foundation for the fashionable silhouette. The
corset was the most important of all women’s underwear;
in addition to supporting and molding the figure it had the advantage
of erotic appeal.
to Antique Corset, dedicated to the history of elusive and frivolous
Unmentionables with special emphasis on Corsetry and Shaping Garments
used to create the fashionable silhouette.
exhibits of corsets, stays, hoops, bustles, chemises, petticoats,
bloomers, bust bodices/ enhancers, teddies, knickers, brassieres,
falsies, girdles, panties, garters, stockings, slips and lingerie.
Parisian Antique Corset Exhibiton and Soiree
Parisian Antique Corset Exhibition
& VIP La Belle Epoch Cafe Luncheon
Come enjoy the elegant setting of Hycroft mansion for a delightful afternoon sure to please all your senses. We encourage you to wear your corsets/ garden party or ball gowns to compliment the lush surroundings.
See an exquisite selection of the private antique corset collection belonging to owner, Melanie Talkington, corsetiere of Lace Embrace Atelier.
General admission from 12pm - 4pm includes:
- An elegant afternoon in Hycroft Mansion and gardens.
- Entrance to the Parisian Antique Corset Exhibition.
- Madame McRae's Boudoir photo booth.
- Silent auction full of treasures.
- Special selection of vendors: fashion, accessories, sweets and delights.
- Cash bar, lemonade, coffee/ tea.
Advance Tickets $25, Students $20.
VIP Luncheon/ Fashion Show Tickets $100
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Antique Corset 2012 Calendar
A pictorial history of the corset. Enjoy a monthly view of corset history from 1800-1950. Each page is printed in full color gloss on card stock - perfect for framing.
Melanie Talkington owner and corsetiere for Lace Embrace Atelier Inc. has been producing reproduction corsetry from her personal collection of antique corsets. The private collection is now the world's largest of its kind, dating from 18th century to 1950. She is working towards establishing an Antique Corset Museum. Proceeds from the sales of calendars and books will help support this vision.
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