Monday, November 1, 2010
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The modern bra, the lay of the New York Mary Phelps Jacob was invented, turned one hundred this year.Phelps Jacob was born in New Rochelle in 1891, a descendant of steamboat inventor Robert Fulton. She was just 19 when she created an alternative to the corset during the preparation of the debutante ball in 1910.The wafer-thin dress she made to wear a corset and the proposed cleavage of whale bones and a heavy cloth, was too complicated.Phelps Jacob asked bind her maid, two white handkerchiefs with pink ribbon.The garment does not completely improvised a lot of support, but he worked with loose dresses of the time, and she has done versions of his friends in high society.Phelps Jacob was granted a patent in 1914, it was sold Warner Brothers Corset Co. for just $ 1,500.At the time of death Phelps Jacobs in 1970, aged 78, bra has become a multi-billion dollars."I can not say that the bra is ever such a large place in history as the ship, but I have not invented," said she wrote.