This portfolio of 1930s beauties in (and out of) a compelling range of erotically fashionable undergarments was produced as a set of prints, now rarely found complete. In Les plaisirs de la chair (The Pleasures of Flesh) Klementieff combines his skills as a fashion artist with his imagination as an early fetishist to create a wonderful range of possibilities that would work just as well for a kink party today as they might have eighty years ago in Gay Paree.

We are very grateful to Hans-Jürgen Döpp for these images; Hans-Jürgen, the compiler of many books on erotic art, curates the Venusberg online gallery and bookshop which you can find here.