7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
informative, interesting and above all gorgeous,
This review is from: Corsets: A Modern Guide: A Modern Girl's Guide (Hardcover)
I have to disagree with some of the negative comments in other reviews here. I was simply delighted with this book, it gave a comprehensive history of the corset and included a generous section covering the corset revival from Westwood onwards. The pictures are gorgeous, and it kept my attention from start to finish which is more than I can say for other books I have bought on the subject.
Velda Lauder is a designer not a journalist, it's somewhat missing the to point draw comparisons with works by Valerie Steele for example (a fashion historian, curator, and director of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York no less). It's a real pleasure to read something from the individual perspective of a designer who's work you admire and I couldn't recommend this book more highly. Enjoy corset lovers !