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London Design Festival at the V&A
Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear

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Exhibition
Brompton Design District
Mon - Sun 10am - 5.45pm, Fri 10am - 10pm
020 7942 2000
Ticketed Event
WiFi
Ticket required
 
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Discover the evolution of underwear design from the 18th-century to the present day. Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear features over 200 examples of underwear for men and women, highlighting the enduring themes of innovation and luxury.

Sponsored by Agent Provocateur and Revlon

Discover the evolution of underwear design from the 18th-century to the present day. Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear features over 200 examples of underwear for men and women, highlighting the enduring themes of innovation and luxury. From the custom-made, such as a rare example of home-made ‘stays’ worn by a working woman in England in the 18th-century, to pieces by current designers including Stella McCartney, Rigby & Peller and Paul Smith, the exhibition explores the relationship between underwear and fashion. It covers notions of the ideal body, and the ways that cut, fit, fabric and decoration can reveal issues of gender, sex and morality.

Ticketed event
£13.50 in person at the V&A, concessions available
Fees apply to phone and online bookings
V&A Members go free

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The London Design Festival at the V&A

For 2016, the Festival will continue its unique collaboration with the world’s leading Museum of art and design. As the central hub location for the London Design Festival for the seventh year, the V&A will again house a broad range of commissioned activity which will be spread throughout the Museum and include installations, events, talks and workshops.