Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear

We were very excited to hear that the V&A’s newest exhibit is focused on our favourite thing… underwear! Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear is going to run from Saturday 16th April 2016 – 12th March 2017 so luckily there’s plenty of time to go and visit! The exhibit is said to explore the impact of underwear on the history of fashion and how the ‘perfect body’ today is completely different to what it was 100 years ago!

“It’s nice to suddenly look at what lies beneath and show how fashion silhouettes have evolved,” - Susanna Corder, a researcher for the exhibition
 image: www.ibtimes.co.uk

image: www.ibtimes.co.uk

The exhibit includes a whole host of over 200 garments from the whalebone corsets of the 18th century to the WW1 textile shortage and running up to modern day. They even have a few iconic pieces worn by celebrities including the silver sheer Liza Bruce dress worn by Kate Moss which caused quite a lot of controversy at the time! Other iconic pieces include the first thong which was created by Rudi Gernreich as a bathing suit just after nude bathing was banned in LA and a Swarovski crystal embellished corset worn by Dita Von Teese in 2011. 

It sounds like such a great exhibit and we are definitely going to try visit ourselves! 

If you'd like to find out more about the exhibition or buy tickets please click here.