This clip shows her getting fruity with French underwear in bizarre cold war musical Silk Stockings (which also stars Peter Lorre as a Russian spy). Be sure to click on the "video response" for a closer look at the corsetry.
Ah, Cyd Charisse. She was immortalised in rhyme, by a friend of mine:
She sits upon the mantlepiece
It came as quite a shock
I thought she was a clock
[Rhyme by Howard Dietz - who isn't, for clarity's sake, actually a friend of mine]