"Corset, c. 1580-1600, French. Iron with scroll motif; one front and two back pieces; opening at center-back. Inv. AC9250 95-45. Gift of Wacoal Corp. Kyoto Costume Institute"
” … The collection ranges from the early seventeenth century to the present and encompasses rare treasures such as a seventeenth-century iron corset with embroidered bodice, worn in Elizabethan times and later. “
-’Fashion. A History from the 18th to the 20th Century’. By Akiko Fukai, Chief Curator, The Kyoto Costume Institute.