japonisme: not so fast....

26 October 2006

not so fast....

once the sight of women in kimono inspired western women to toss their corsets, clothing designers invented the 'hobble skirt,' which occasionally was augmented with something to bind the knees or ankles. these were embraced as a way to make it easy for women to take tiny small steps.... like the geisha....

j.g. domergue

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