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      Stems: A History of Hosiery

      February 8, 2012

      By Liz Armstrong


      Stylist: Hilary Olson; Model: Zumi
      Photos by Logan White 

      Hilary Olson stockings, Topshop shoes

      Now a way to scandalize the leg by means of veiling it, stockings had a long, rough journey on their way to getting everyone horny. Here, we trace hosiery’s history, from the foot of a mummy to the legs of barbarians and settlers and statesmen, creating new models for industry, causing violence and riots, and leading us into a freewheeling new world.


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