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Hoorah for the Bra: A Perky Peek at the History of the Brassiere

3.79 of 5 stars 3.79  ·  rating details  ·  14 ratings  ·  7 reviews
It was in 1914 that Mary Phelps Jacob set women free -- from the prison of the corset. With a little help from her lady's maid, this ingenious New York socialite stitched together two handkerchiefs and a long pink ribbon to fashion the world's first-ever brassiere. (Jacob later sold her patent for $1,500 -- to a company that went on to make $15 "million" off her invention. ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published October 24th 2006 by Stewart, Tabori and Chang (first published 2006)
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Dec 02, 2008 Audrey rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommended to Audrey by: Wally
Just received this as a gift from my mom's friend Wally - a fun trip through the history of the bra! Consider it important work reading...
I was hooked from page one. A strapping tale that is simultaneously uplifting and supporting of its arguments.
A coworker recently went to a pop-up book workshop, and this author was there. This is the only one of her books available in Clevnet, and I wish there were more. This was fun and funny, but not nearly as provocative and with less pop-ups than I expected. Interesting info, though, and I think it's hysterical that she gives directions at the back for men so they can learn how to unhook a bra one-handed.
Patrick Gallot
As a pop-up book, it kinda falls flat, not being interactive enough, but what an appreciative look at a supportive garment that done much to shape fashion in the 20th century!
Muffy Kroha
Nov 18, 2007 Muffy Kroha rated it 1 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Beyond no one
A waste of paper!!!!!! I mean really!!!!!! What a PERFECT subject for a pop up book- but no- NO
Not even worth cracking- Put it down now.
sweet history of underpinnings, and how to care for em
Jan 07, 2009 Katrina marked it as to-read
it looks intresting and funny!!!
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