ERNESTINE is a lace corset bra from the 1930s, originating from a lace manufacturer in Calais, France. It is a fantasy bra and was used by the manufacturer as a sample to show lingerie makers. It is made of delicate, ethereal Calais lace. The bra is dipped in 24k gold.
The corset bra is signed by the artist (Monika K) and numbered (1 of 1)
Height: 6.25″, Width: 11.5″, Depth: 7″
Exhibited at Charles Bank Gallery, 196 Bowery, New York, September 15-18, 2011 and March 1-4, 2012
Smithsonian Museum Craft Show, Washington D.C., April 19-22, 2012