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In 2002 we worked with the design team for the highly anticipated remake of  the movie, The Stepford Wives, starring Nicole Kidman, Bette Midler and Glenn Close in the female leads.  Kidman played a reality television executive who suffers a total meltdown, and runs to hide in the suburbs to avoid the fallout from a desperate contestant shooting up the audience because reality TV wrecked his life.  Matthew Broderick, still on fire from his role as Leo Bloom in the record breaking, 12 Tony Award winning production of The Producers on Broadway, (BraTenders first major musical) is the hero who...

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“Lori? I’m on the phone with a woman making an appointment for a Gloria Steinem. Do you know who she is? They asked for you. Do you want to work with her, or should I book it with Cristal?”

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Glossies came in a multitude of fashion colors every season, and as a young, 34D myself, this bra was a world apart from the Playtex contraptions I knew and hated.  I spent a good chunk of my paycheck buying more colors of bras for myself.  Sami would often make me sheer outfits, under which I had the perfect color bra.  The tan colored glossies became invisible, and disappeared altogether, under the vintage dresses I combed the flea markets for, and loved to wear.   I had several cheap dresses that Sami embellished with rhinestones, or fringe, or sequins or jet beads, turning my flea market find into a one of a kind couture garment.

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Gypsy, Mama Rose, Patti LuPone, show bra -

how do you tell a celebrity she needs a better bra?

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corsets, history, underwear -

  In 2500 BC, Greek woman on the isle of Crete started wearing a garment resembling a bra pushing their bare breasts up and out of their clothing. Then Roman woman squeezed their breasts into a breast band to minimize their busts and Egyptian women painted their breasts. The corset had its origin in Italy, and was introduced by Catherine de Medici into France in the 1500s, where the women of the French court embraced it. This type of corset was a tight, elongated bodice that was worn underneath the clothing. The women of the French court saw this corset...

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