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Chantal Thomass: 'I design lingerie not to please men but to please women'

She shot to fame in the 1970s here in France as her first catwalk shows full of corsets, garter belts, stockings and "sexier" women's underwear catapulted her to fashion stardom. Today, more than 40 years later, she is still going strong. "Lady's stuff", she calls it: a revolution in lingerie design and a style that has changed, but also stood the test of time. We spoke to fashion design Chantal Thomass.