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'Undressed: A Brief History Of Underwear' Launches At The V&A

A timeline of lingerie has come to London.

19/04/2016 13:18

The Victoria and Albert Museum unveiled its latest exhibition to the public on Saturday 16 April and it definitely got some pulses racing.

'Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear' chronicles the evolution of lingerie from early corsets to underwear-as-outerwear dresses on the red carpet.

The exhibition is running from now until 12 March 2017. 

According to the museum, the new exhibit "explores the intimate relationship between underwear and fashion and its role in moulding the body to a fashionable ideal, with cut, fit, fabric and decoration revealing issues of gender, sex and morality". 

The exhibition will also "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."

Along with a timeline featuring over 140 pieces to show how men and women's lingerie has changed over the years, there are also photographs, film, advertisements and packaging on display to highlight changing concepts of the ideal body.

The exhibition marks the first time a Juicy Couture tracksuit has been featured in a museum, as part of a chronicle of the evolution of loungewear.

The V&A museum is proving itself to be the must-visit spot for fashion lovers in London.

'Undressed' follows on from the runaway success of their perennially sold out Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty exhibition and the fascinating Shoes: Pleasure And Pain.

More information can be found at vam.ac.uk

Undressed: A Brief History Of Underwear

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