In history, tights have two meanings, one is beauty and the other is oppression. Now, it reappears, simply intertwining fashion with social politics. This is a short explanation made by Miuccia Prada for her autumn collection, as well as a large number of women’s black bodysuit she sent, about the runway. Similar to plastic surgery support, in pea coats and brocade evening dresses, it can be worn inside or outside. Her purpose, the corset is here to draw conclusions. After all, in a costume, you can accommodate the history of women’s clothing – from restrictions to liberation – which clothes can be compared with the corset when it comes to true feminists?
Since the mid-19th century, the feeling of being full of various hands and waists, the corset makes the woman’s body look more perfect visually. In fact, around it, it is filled with the idealization of the female body and the political ideas surrounding them. Undoubtedly, because the corset emphasizes the breasts and buttocks, to some extent, it also represents a kind of sexual desire. For many people, the reduction in waist will also reduce femininity, but this is for the va-va-voom profile.
However, today’s women, in wearing a corset, whether it is simply following the fashion trend or the low-end market effect of the Kardashian-style “waist trainer”, is it restricted or released? It is in line with the masculine femininity, and what about self and sex? Interestingly, when women’s roles are more malleable, versatile and challenging, than ever before. The corset and all related ancillary services are now re-emerging. Is the corset a powerful weapon for feminists? Like many tailors, when they are trying to understand the current recovery, a review is essential. In the 20th century, in the 1940s and 1980s, the plus size black corset had two great and lasting revival. But the opposite is true. The first part was the “new look” of 1947, which was ironic because it conquered the tights that women shrugged in the Edwardian era. Dior’s corsets are very lightly constructed, but their nickname “was,” emphasizes their purpose – further narrowing the female waist.
Dior established a conservative view. In terms of femininity, although women in the history of fashion fell into the silhouette of Dior, it was because of homosexuality, and the reality was even more cruel. In the United States, a group of women protested against Dior’s bulky skirts (some of which were 130 feet) and they even made up Little Below the Knee Club. In post-war Europe, the double restriction of the waist and skirt made it necessary to move towards wealth and idleness. A woman wearing a New Look has no way to work and does not need to work. The silhouette emphasizes the traditional woman’s point of view, not the worker, but the mother – this is contrary to the female image, the image of women who work in the factory or drive ambulances and buses. Here at Dior, they are only suitable for the home. Therefore, this is a corset that symbolizes inequality – society and sex.
Of course, this effect is still subconscious. Dior is also looking for visual effects to replace sociological visuals. But the two are entangled. Afterwards, this dress will be classified as a symbol of the patriarchal society – perhaps related to the addition of Louis XIV to a tailoring guild in 1675, which is related to women. For the former, it is a symbol of women’s pursuit of freedom. This symbol is unique (nearly 100 years later, when Marie Antoinette was in trouble, she wore breeches, all of which she was trying to get rid of Her Majesty’s Life restrictions, when she was in the French court), the latter became a symbol of control, including metaphors and literally. A corset forged by a man, on the other level, “forms” a woman’s body contour.
However, talking about the importance of a corset is a bit complicated to talk about. In the 18th century, well-born people, including men, women and children, were left in their homes (the skeleton corset was the precursor to the corset) – the boy was not until 6 years old. During this period, the male coat was sewn to enhance and support. It was not until the 1950s that men wore “body belts”, which was helpful in forming contours and secretly.
Male corsets are hidden, and it is difficult for conservative 19th-century societies to accept it, but in terms of moral requirements, women’s corsets are a necessary aspect of a decent society. In 1889, it was associated with feminism and homosexuality, probably from an anonymous British observer. Today, to a certain extent, this prejudice prevails: when it comes to men’s clothing when applying a Steampunk underbust corset, it is generally because of the designer’s ideas that he wants to cross the boundaries and challenge gender norms. Because of this, It usually shapes the image of a person, which is passive, accepted, and objective. A man as a woman.
The inversion of the corset appeared in the 1980s, it is not only feminine but more feminist. Sex politics embodied in clothing still exists at this time and is accepted and used by a new generation of fashion designers. The first step is to say goodbye to invisibility: boldly wear the corset instead of wearing it. In 1989, Jean Paul Gaultier wore a bodice with its bright pink satin material. Madonna was famous and famous for her breasts with conical stitching, like The “Ispa” basic clothing of the Dior era; but Vivienne Westwood arrived. She is a collaborator at Westwood, and the late Malcolm McLaren coined the phrase “underwear as a coat”, a phrase that can be used to describe a quilted satin worn outside a sweatshirt. The figure of the bra, which appeared in the 1982-83 Nostalgia of Mud series. Five years later, an elastic double-sided variant of the 18th-century style was proposed, presented by Westwood, placed at the cleavage below the chest. “The idea of our hourglass image is given by it,” Westwood said. “Because there is a waist, this is a very feminine figure.” But for Westwood’s bodice, it is not hidden, but in the evening dress, but carved a character. They can be worn alone, sometimes even longer than tights, and the restrictive clothing is reinterpreted here, interpreted as an ironic, influential, second wave of feminist clothing.
In fact, a hundred years ago, tights were seen as a reflection of the brand, a reflection of the unique feminism. It is a supporter of the practice of tight-fitting ties, which supports some extreme elements (14-inch waist, which is impossible for us, but it can do). There are many in the working class. More than the elite, “historian Anne Hollander, who is now often dressed, she points out in her work “Sex and Suits” that nails must reach two inches and high heels to reach four In the end, in the 80s, the corset was the same – in the ten-year-old party, it was a long-lasting suit, the importance of masculinity in conference rooms and nights. It goes without saying that it is valued. “I have a business mind,” Melanie Griffith plays Tess McGill, a criminal in the “Working Girl.”
The revival of the corset is not going to take long. In the women’s wardrobe, it does not occupy a large area. For example, in 1892, the dress reformer Helen Gilbert Ecob claimed that 60,000,000 corsets were needed to meet the annual needs of American women. (The reason this number is exaggerated is that she has her own ingredients). Like Dior, today’s designers tend to mend visual elements in the corset. Instead of wearing a corset-like shoelace like Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel show, put the jacket and dress horizontally on the waist, or wear a shackle. Others want to use it to change body shape, such as black leather corsets and large silhouette belts so that Jonathan Anderson’s Loewe tightens the waist on the clothes design. They are not suffocating when they reshape the body.
However, cultural fixation and extraction are reflected here and magnified. That kind of curve is made for Instagram, it is difficult to create a sorting nature. For fashion, the fashion industry has its own unique insights, and their opinions are different from our general public. Just as we watch the Prada show, let’s go to the Playboy, we can tell the difference between them. Can a bodice draw closer to them? The answer is twofold. You can work both in Playboy and Prada, and it may be one of the few two-way suits.
Nowadays, in the age of our lives, people are keen on cosmetic surgery, fashion diet and self-remodelling. In this case, the time given is very small. In a small amount of time, people are pursuing better and better. Quick results. Such a demand can lead to the resurrection of the corset. Wanting to fundamentally reshape the body, there is no other clothing that can do this now. Just like changing our view of this character, there is an opposite approach, like the 18th century skirt and the 19th century shackles, the role of the corset – directly in form, by kneading and moving the body’s position as Does the wearer’s body shape, in this process, need to sit up? No need.
In the early 19th century, when the wives were wearing corsets, they needed their husbands to help: on the one hand, because they need a lot of strength, but also the men need to wear and unravel correctly. Stylish women receive these. At present, despite the long history, women wearing corsets today are still given power, sexual freedom and control. The woman with the laces is filled with a feminine temperament of her own.