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Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear

WHEN:

From 16th April 2016 to 12th March 2017
Open Today, Paid Entry

WHERE:

Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 2RL

WHAT:

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 around 140 garments and accessories for men and women together with fashion plates, photographs and film, advertisements and packaging to introduce changing concepts of the ideal body.

Upcoming Opening Times

Wed18 Jan 2017All Day
Thu19 Jan 2017All Day
Fri20 Jan 2017All Day
Sat21 Jan 2017All Day
Sun22 Jan 2017All Day
Mon23 Jan 2017All Day
Tue24 Jan 2017All Day
Wed25 Jan 2017All Day

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Twitter userWGSN – 15 hrs ago
Must see #Undressed @V_and_A to further my love of lingerie more! #Art #Exhibition #Fashion #Actorslife
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Twitter userCarolin – 2 months ago
From corsets to Kim K's 'but-lifters' - V&A 'Undressed' exhibition is not one to miss! #fashion http://ow.ly/Qqm4305l5UI
Facebook userDebut Magazine – 2 months ago
Today our Vogue Fashion Certificate students visited the Undressed exhibition at the @vamuseum 👙 Here they are taking a break in the sunshine ☀️ before heading towards Burlington Arcade 🛍 #CNCollege #LondonOrientation
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