December 25, 2013

Red

Above, corset from the Metropolitan Museum at FIT. Red wool, silk, steel and whalebone, circa 1880. So, not strictly from Victorine’s time of posing for Manet, but close.

Another 1880s corset. From the Metropolitan.

Another 1880s corset. From the Metropolitan.

Crinoline cage, 1860. Victoria and Albert Museum.

Crinoline cage, 1860. Victoria and Albert Museum.

Red silk boots, 1865. Victoria and Albert Museum.

Red silk boots, 1865. Victoria and Albert Museum.

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Writer. Author of the novels Swimming Sweet Arrow, Thief, Paris Red.

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