What Sexy Is

Sexy is this vintage black Silk satin corse-cincher from Bernard. Its boned — and embellished with rows of rhinestones along the length of the boning. The red ribbon gives the look of corset ties, but it is only basted on the front (so it can be removed) and the cincher is fastened with metal hooks and eyes.

The corset was purchased from the estate of Sonja Loew, wife of theater magnate E. M. Loew. Sonja was known for her fabulous generosity, outrageous outfits — and her indecipherable accent. So it seems fitting that she’d be shown sitting next to Zsa Zsa Gabor in this photo!

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