Photo of Edith La Sylphe an American ballet and Follies Bergere dancer in the 1900s – 1920s. She took the already astonishing S-Bend or flat-fronted corset to even more contorted extremes with her ‘La Sylphe’ corset. How she could have walked in this I have no idea – I can only imagine how incredibly uncomfortable this must have been!
Having said that she lived until the age of 85, so it obviously didn’t do her too much damage!
Her real name was Edythe Lambelle.