Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear

Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London

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Ever wondered where the fashion for low-strung trousers showing your briefs comes from? This exhibition explains it

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Event location:
V&A (Victoria and Albert Museum), Cromwell Road, South Kensington
When:Event passed!
It was on
Sat 16th Apr 2016 to
Sun 12th Mar 2017

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Where:Victoria and Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London SW7 2RL
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:Daily: 10.00 - 17.45 Fri: 10.00 - 22.00
Admission:£12
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About the event

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

Official Link: http://www.vam.ac.uk/



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