Peach Nylon With Metallic Lace Overlay Corset & Thong by Fifi Chachnil

Peach Nylon With Metallic Lace Overlay Corset & Thong by Fifi Chachnil, 1998, France. The Underpinnings Museum. Photography by Tigz Rice.

Date: Autumn/Winter 1998

Origin: France

Fabric: Nylon

Brand: Fifi Chachnil


A corset and thong set by Parisian designer Fifi Chachnil. Both garments are constructed of a mix of peach nylon mesh and lurex thread lace. The corset is a ‘fashion’ corset rather than a functional piece of shapewear. It is lightly structured with plastic boning and fastens with a metal zip on the side seam. The back lacing is mostly decorative and uses pre-made eye tape for the lacing to loop through. The ribbon lacing this corset is shown with is not part of the original garment. The thong is edged with plush elastic and features an elastane blend mesh in the back and side panels for a more flexible fit. Both pieces are trimmed with pleated nylon ruffles.

Designer Fifi Chachnil launched her first collection of ready-to-wear in 1984, before specialising in lingerie from 1996. The label is characterised by its frivolous, feminine and quintessentially Parisian aesthetic, often inspired by showgirls and musicals. Products are all sewn in a Parisian atelier from premium fabrics such as leavers laces and silks.


From the collection of Karolina Laskowska

Museum number: KL-2017-085


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