Over time, the corset has evolved from a mandatory staple in every woman's wardrobe to a decorative undergarment and finally to a hot-ticket outdoor fashion, and the Hubert Barrere Corset collection tracks this evolution with a series of iconically artistic corset designs. Barrere has teamed up with art critic Charles-Arthur Boyer to tell this story using photographs of the famed French designer's signature pieces. Barrere is a respected designer whose artful designs have earned him collaborations with fashion houses like Dior, Chanel and Dolce & Gabbana.
Corsets make regular appearances on high-fashion runways across the world and have been showing up even more frequently in designer collections; they're famously used in the costumes designed by the likes of Alexander McQueen, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Stella McCartnery and John Galliano.
Implications - Despite changing purposes and evolving designs, certain fashion items are timeless and iconic. For consumers, the influence of these items is undeniable, and many find ways to incorporate these styles into their everyday wardrobes.