Bra Camera

1985, Germany

A spy in a classic trench coat might easily conceal a camera. But what about a female agent in a dress? Four female Stasi employees devised a solution: an ingenious bra, code-named “Meadow.” Designed to be worn with a summer dress, its built-in sub-miniature camera—and a shutter controlled by a remote release held in the pocket—let female agents snap surveillance photos easily and inconspicuously.


Bra camera on torso mannequin.