Friday, February 15, 2013

Lingerie/Vintage long Bra by Gretchen Kelly, New York Artist

10"x13" watercolor, gouache, graphite
 Here is another vintage brassiere. I am not quite sure what the name for this type of bra is but I have called it a "long bra". When worn, it has the pointy torpedo tips. I think this one is from the '60s. It's white cotton. with elastic sides + bottom - more like a straight jacket! It is an architectural wonder. An under-garment with lots of great details to study and paint. I think Nurse Ratchett wore this type of bra. I would guess that Joan Crawford would like this rigidity too.

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