November 29, 2011

Victoria's Secret Corsets by Period Corsets® for the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

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Period Corsets® was honored to work with the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show team again this year, especially with the desginer of the collection Todd Thomas. Take a look at this slideshow of the corsets we made on the runway.




Stay tuned for more behind the scenes making of this years corsets.

Period Corsets® was interviewed by the The Lingerie Addict "The Corset Makers For the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show"

Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2011 Corsets made by Period Corsets® -- a creative collaboration

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Here is an up close look at the corsets we made in the Period Corsets® studio before we sent them to the Victoria's Secret Fashion show team for final fittings and details. We've paired our photos with the design sketches by Todd Thomas and final looks as seen on the runway. The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show airs nationwide on CBS November 29th. Don't miss our corsets!

Stay tuned here for a more in depth look of the making of these corsets.

Ballet

Design Sketch by Todd Thomas for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2011

Photo credit Bauer Griffin Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2011
under bust lilly corset by Period Corsets®




Angles Aquatic
Design Sketch by Todd Thomas for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2011

photo credit: FilmMagic Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2011
custom corset by Period Corsets®




I Put a Spell on You
Design Sketch by Todd Thomas for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2011

Photo: Period Corsets all-in-one custom corset, sketch Todd Thomas
for Victoria's Secret fashion show

Photo Credit: Bauer Griffin Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2011
custom corset by Period Corsets®

Design Sketch by Todd Thomas for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2011

Photo: Period Corsets underbust custom corset,
for Victoria's Secret fashion show

Photo Credit: Jamie MacCarthy Getty images
 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show 2011
custom corset by Period Corsets®



2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show; how many Period Corsets®? Vote on Facebook

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How many custom Period Corsets® will be coming down the runway in the 2011 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show which airs tonight?

We are offering 20% off your next corset order to those who pick the right number. Voting ends at midnight pacific time, so get your votes in! 


Hint: some of our corsets are "undercover".
Vote here on our facebook page  

Another hint:

Collage contains: Design sketches by Todd Thomas
and photos of  the Victoria's Secret fashion show 2011


More clues:

-- catch a glimpse of two of our corset in this video of the fittings.

--another two in this behind the scenes video-  It's (almost) showtime!

November 2, 2011

Stage Directions Magazine Interviews Period Corsets®

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Period Corsets® was happy to be interviewed by Stage Directions magazine for the special costuming and makeup section of their November issue. The article was targeted to show how companies such as ours help out theater costume shops with their productions. Stage Directions was interested to know  how our clients use our corsets, petticoats,  skirt supports and underwear to best advantage when planning and building their period shows.   I've included an excerpt from the whole article with our interview.



The Proper Application
Written by Jacob Coakley

"The Starlight Theatre production of The King & I with costumes from Kansas City Costume Company.
Costume and makeup companies talk about making it work
Clothing makes the man—and doubly so on stage. Costumes and makeup help actors define character, let the audience know who they’re dealing with and can be a real pain if they’re not constructed or applied properly. Stage Directions spoke to a variety of costume and makeup companies to find out how they’re making life easier for everyone onstage, and what theatres can do to make it through a production without any wardrobe malfunctions.
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Period Corsets®
"Undergarments aren’t generally associated with speed and efficiency, but that’s exactly how Hilary Specht Coffey and the pros at Period Corsets approach their art. “We save the shop time and money by providing the underwear so they can get a jump on their build,” says Hilary.

Period Corsets has been dedicated to nothing but historical corsets and underwear since 1998, when Becky Kaufman and Susan Davis noticed they were getting calls almost exclusively for the garments. In the years since then they’ve added expert staff, including costume historians, distilling the style of various eras into an emblematic silhouette so the costume shop doesn’t have to. “When costumers buy our corsets they’re buying many, many hours of research and development.”

They offer 13 different styles of corsets in standard sizes, so they can replicate any look quickly—but they can also personalize to any design. With the rise of the Steampunk aesthetic they made a custom outfit based on their stock patterns. “It’s an example of how you can use our garments with other fabrics and create a whole new kind of look but still based in history,” says Hilary. “Whenever we see a trend we try to do one example of how our garments can look like that, to show that they can adapt. It’s almost like painting on canvas.”



For the complete interview click here.
http://www.stage-directions.com/current-issue/54-costumingmakeup/3733-the-proper-application.html

Stage Directions November 2011 Issue
Costuming/Makeup
The Proper Application
Written by Jacob Coakley
Wednesday, 02 November 2011 15:58

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