Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear

As soon as the Spring is coming and people lack their clothes, Victoria and Albert Museum gets 'Undressed' as well. The exquisite underwear exhibition is on.

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Over 200 objects will be displayed at the Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear exhibition on display starting this April. The collection encompasses men and women designs, belonging to 300 years of the fashion history. It explores how provocative goes along with practical, how stunning couture argues with massive manufacturing.

From Paul Poiret to 'Monday to Friday' pants—the visitor will get two main prospectives: one from the designers, who saw their mission in highlighting the natural beauty and sensuality of female body with elegant dressing, and another from the entrepreneurs, who put their effort in making comfortable and functional underwear.

Photographs and films are included in the exhibition, helping to get the idea of sensual appeal, as well as the most intriguing advertisement and packaging samples, which show how the industry inevitably evolves.

The exhibition is sponsored by Agent Provocateur and Revlon.

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When was it?

16 April 2016 – 12 March 2017
Mon–Thu, Sat, Sun 10 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.,
Fri 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Where was it?

Address of Victoria and Albert Museum
V&A South Kensington, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL
Closest subway
 South Kensington

Additional information

Exhibition category
  • Fashion
  Published ID108015

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