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War, Lace And A Lift From 'Playboy': One Man's Life In Lingerie

Host Scott Simon remembers bra expert Milton Schwartz, who made decades of women feel beautiful.

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Whalebone stays and pannier from France, 1740-1760. The hoops of the pannier fold up, making it easier for the wearer to climb into carriages. Patricia Canino hide caption

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The latest fashion trend for men turns casual sweatpants into designer threads suitable for working professionals. It's called athleisure, and more high-profile retailers are jumping on board. Craig Barritt/Getty Images hide caption

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Models walk the catwalk in March 2009 during one of Alexander McQueen's last shows, Ready-to-Wear Autumn/Winter 2009, in Paris. McQueen was one of several fashion designers elevated to prominence by Bernard Arnault, the French tycoon who transformed the business of high fashion. Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images hide caption

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