Curves like peaceful topography, strong and deliciously beautiful fabrics, whipping bright ribbon for miles, and neatly lined up grommets when the chaos has been organized — corsets have excited women and men from deep within for centuries with their mysterious contradictions and sensual inconveniences. Getting in and out of clothes is sometimes a group activity: dressing maids, corsetted friends, lovers nearly scratching at the rows of lacing in shaky anticipation. Whether it be for the fashion orgy, the comforting feeling of being hugged and held by the garment, sculpture of the body’s shape, or support of the back, however you arrived at corsetry: welcome to a world of luxury and elegance. If you’ve recently taken your first sip, be warned. It’s an intoxicating drink.