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Rago Foundation Wear - Shaping the 1940's and Beyond

Vintage corselette, retro vintage lingerie

Rago Foundations started in 1945 by Italian immigrants Jack Rago and Matty Marchisella. They perfected their product line by listening to their customers needs. Their expertise in design and sewing created a foundation company that is still alive and well today.

Foundation wear or shape-wear as it is called today, was at its peak during the mid forties and early fifties. It was during this time that the fashionable wasp waist look was in style.