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Brooches Fashion Statements And The Start Of The Corset Eyelet

In Europe, pins had long since given way to the broche (brooch) as a fastener to hold clothing together. The brooch, used first much like the modern safety pin, had been turned into a fashion statement, and artisans created them with an ever increasing attention to intricate designs. However, they proved too heavy to be reliable, because of their metal base and the variety of objects added to their surfaces for style, and they proved basically unreliable as fasteners, frequently breaking and coming undone. 


Dissatisfied with the bulky, and to them gaudy, brooches, Athenian women, denied their

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