Teaser here! Cosets, Control and Consumer Demand..
"Corset damage was ignored, even as fainting spells rose. Fainting became a sign of feminine delicacy so symptom relief was sought rather than going for the prevention. (Until some flagrant feminist, some outrageous pioneer of garb said, "Wait a minute, girding my torso is torture and i won't take it any more!" Does this sound familiar? (djb, from Fashion Ethos) "
& i just realized- the fainting couch actually became a popular piece of furniture. .So fainting was good for capitalism - it created a "need" for more products!! See how this stuff works?
Please read the rest of the story on Fashion Ethos.
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