The mythical griffin is incorporated in the drawnwork decoration. Griffins, a creature with characteristics of both the lion and eagle, were the guardians of treasure and the divine in legend. Designers were faced with a constant demand for novelty and sophistication that their wealthy clients expected, even in their underpinnings. The original owner of this lingerie set, Millicent Rogers, is known for her particular penchant to choose the most interesting and often unusual clothing and accessories, which as seen here, includes her lingerie.
“Oh beware of the griffin, the guardian of my treasure!”, she said batting her eyelashes.