Exhibition

Undressed. A Brief History of Underwear

16 Apr 2016 – 12 Mar 2017

Regular opening hours

Monday
10:00 – 17:45
Tuesday
10:00 – 17:45
Wednesday
10:00 – 17:45
Thursday
10:00 – 17:45
Friday
10:00 – 22:00
Saturday
10:00 – 17:45
Sunday
10:00 – 17:45

V&A - Victoria & Albert Museum

London
England, United Kingdom

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  • C1,14,74,414
  • South Kensington

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This exhibition will address the practicalities of underwear and its role in the fashionable wardrobe whilst highlighting its sensual, sexual appeal.

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One of underwear’s primary roles is to support, firm and shape the body to create the ideal body shape and substructure for the latest fashions. The exhibition will explore dress reformers and designers such as Paul Poiret, who argued for the beauty of the natural body, as well as entrepreneurs, inventors and innovators who have played a critical role in the development of increasingly more effective and comfortable underwear. On display will be over 200 objects for men and women together with fashion plates, photographs and film, advertisements and packaging to introduce changing concepts of the ideal body.

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