Late 1800s: The etymology of the phrase “drag queen” is debatable, but many scholars believe that the phrase was coined in the 1800s as a reference to the hoop skirt. As seen in this photo, hoop skirts would “drag” along the ground.
christian dior historical | Day Dress, Christian Dior, France: 1948, wool melton. "Dior dominated ...
Corset Designs by ~AmarisGrey on deviantART. Very good reference :D
Most. Awesome. Lingerie. Ever. Ever.
Robe a la francaise, 1760-70 From the Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum
Christian Dior (années 50).
Evening dress, Madeleine Vionnet. 1936. Courtesy of Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris. All rights reserved.