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The Belle Epoque Body-con Dress That Was Too Sexy for Paris

The Belle Epoque Body-con Dress That Was Too Sexy for Paris

Scandalously body-skimming (and shockingly petticoat-free) dresses by Parisian couturier Mme. Margaine-Lacroix, debuted by three models at the fashionable Longchamp horse race in 1908. Outrage ensued, followed immediately by massive demand for slim-line dresses, marking an entry into 20th-century fashion.

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