Everything you always wanted to know about the brassiere

Les Dessous

What is hidden behind the bra? Les dessous du soutien-gorge” is an insightful and glam documentary that gives a true portrait of our second lace skin. In turn, best enemy of woman and object of desire, the “bra” has essentially symbolized the evolution of the feminine condition.

Without just focusing on the deluxe and carnal aspect, this documentary also takes a look at the results of globalization. It is quite stunning to watch images filmed in Chinese factories, and the not so chic revelations on harmful substances that pervade the  manufacturing of our undies.

We like: amusing anecdotes from the Musée de la Mode et du Textile, revealing how fashion diktats distorted women’s bodies until their emancipation in the 60’s.

From the torture of the corset to the first brassiere – patented in 1914 ! – including the pointy bra cups of the ever so sexy Marilyn Monroe, this instructive document tells it all.

The must? Like tiny mice, we adored sneaking into the ultra select backstage of the Maison Lejaby’s private boudoir, that only receives one client at a time … Or when lingerie flirts with exception!

Tops: Made In France lingerie, so femme fatale, by Les Atelières, who claim French-know-how high and clear, often suffering from Asian competition.

Les dessous du soutien-gorge, to be watched Sunday the 19th of April at 8:40pm on France 5 (52 minutes).

To watch without moderation.

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