'combines gorgeous images, fascinating historical background and unique inside knowledge in this entertaining, authoritative and inspiring look at the shapewear that has shaped the world.' --plumesnoires.co.uk, November, 2010
About the Author
A graduate of the College of Marketing & Design in Dublin, Velda Lauder cut her teeth in the fashion co-ordination and display team at the department store of Brown Thomas & Company. After winning a prestigious Smirnoff Young Designer of Year award Velda joined the creative design team for premiere nightclub Ku in Ibiza. Relocating to London in 1996 she worked as a stylist for Tatler and Opera Now while designing clothing for rock stars and royalty. Her first UK collection Warrior Woman was featured at London fashion week with Wayne Hemmingway s Red or Dead label. Her design company and soho based store Pagan Metal provided the platform to launch her ground breaking corset collection Vanity in 1997 employing for the first time her unique Uber-Curve method of corset construction and tailoring. Velda Lauder has designed for the Coco De Mer Couture Collection, been commissioned for one off pieces by Karl Lagerfeld, The Victoria s Secret annual TV shows, Dita Von Teese, Courtney Love, Sarah Brightman, The Sugarbabes, promo videos for George Michael's An Easier Affair and Robbie Williams' Love Light, plus stage costumes for Pete Burns and numerous Burlesque stars including Miss Lily White and Miss Polly Rae.