The corset is a garment of no half-measures: adored and despised by those who wear it. It's an essential accessory for enhancing the female silhouette, often misunderstood, yet continually inspiring the greatest names in fashion because of its ability to adapt over time.Déesse aux serpents- SahraNko

1600 BC: The Snake Goddess

Contrary to modern belief, the corset's history dates back to ancient times. The earliest depiction is a 1600 BC Minoan figurine, known as the Snake Goddess, associated with fertility, life, and death. She is depicted with a corset that leaves her breasts exposed, a typical element for priestesses. This figurine resides in the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, one of Greece's major museums.

Silhouette masculine corset - Sahra nko

1560: A Masculine Silhouette via the Corset

The corset reappeared during the Renaissance, particularly in 16th-century Spain. The goal was to emulate a masculine figure, reducing curves and flattening the chest, as a reflection of moral and physical firmness.

( Sur la photo: La fille à l'eventail, titien circa 1560)

 

Silhouette à la mode au XIXe siècle - Sahra Nko

1820: The Hourglass Figure Emerges

In 1820, the corset's popularity surged, emphasizing a wasp waist and hourglass figure. This style, often worn short and barely covering the chest, enhanced the seductiveness of the female form.

Corset de la belle époque 1900 - Sahra.Nko

1900: The Belle Époque and the S-Shaped Corset

The late 1800s, a period of social, economic, technological, and political progress, saw the creation of the 'abdominal corset' by Inès Gaches-Sarraute. This corset, known as the Belle Époque corset, emphasized the hips while freeing the bust, creating a rigid S-shape. In the UK, it was known as the Edwardian corset, contrasting the Victorian style

(Sur la photo  une silhouette en S)

Le corset et son histoire à travers les époques - Sahra Nko

1920: Girdles Replace Corsets

The 1920s introduced more flexible, athletic corsets, resembling girdles, catering to the needs of increasingly active and liberated women.

( Sur la photo Marylin monroe)

 

Le corset et son histoire à travers les époques - Sahra Nko (2)

1947: Christian Dior's New Look

Christian Dior's 1947 New Look collection reintroduced the hourglass figure. He envisioned "flower women" with soft shoulders, full busts, slim waists, and wide skirts. This era also saw the rise of the pin-up, a new feminine ideal characterized by sensual, harmonious forms achieved through sculpting lingerie.

(Sur la photo  le mannequin Jean pachet qui porte une création de Christian Dior)

Madonna porte un corset de Jean paul gauthier-sahra nko

1990: Madonna and Jean-Paul Gaultier

In 1990, Madonna, wearing a Jean Paul-Gaultier corset, reconfirmed herself as the queen of provocation. The corset made a comeback in high fashion, cinema, and theater.

(Sur la photo, Madonna en 1984)

Corset du 21 e siecle - Rihanna - sahra nko

The Corset in the 21st Century

The corset, despite its paradoxes, remains an integral part of women's fashion history. Today, while replaced by girdles and bustiers, it still holds a special place for marking life's significant events, embodying the essence of femininity.

(Sur la photo Rihanna dans les rues de New york en 2021)

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The Corset Swimsuit

Introducing the Sahra.Nko corset swimsuit, a blend of girdle, bustier, and corset. This new corset combines slimming function with elegant style and unparalleled comfort, thanks to premium quality design and materials. It's the corset of the 21st century, freeing you from the restrictive sensations of traditional girdles and corsets.

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