Date: 19/07/2014 to 26/10/2014
The importance of underwear in fashion history cannot be overstated. The majestic shapes of 18th century court dress, the distorted hourglass shapes of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, and Diorâ€™s cinched â€˜New Lookâ€™ were all dependent upon elaborate corsetry, technologically complex petticoats, hoops, and padded underpinnings.
Undressed: 350 years of Underwear in Fashion will feature highlights from the Victoria & Albert Museumâ€™s extensive collection of underwear that dates from 1750 to the present day. The exhibition looks at the history of private and intimate clothing â€“ from corsets to court mantuas and boudoir wear to bustles - exploring underwearâ€™s function in decorating and manipulating the body.
An exhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Musuem, London.
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