Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear
Friday, February 24th 2017
Victoria and Albert Museum
Friday 24th February 2017.
10.15am start, entry to exhibition at 10.45am. Meet at entrance to the Fashion Gallery (opposite Raphael Gallery)
Speaker: Edwina Ehrman, Senior Exhibition Curator
Tickets available: 14
This is a last opportunity to visit the V&A’s very successful ‘Undressed’ underwear exhibition before it closes on 12 March. The visit will begin with an introduction to the themes of the exhibition and curatorial decision-making by exhibition curator, Edwina Ehrman.
The ‘Undressed’ exhibition explores the intimate relationship between underwear and fashion and its role in moulding the body to a fashionable ideal, with cut, fit, fabric and decoration revealing issues of gender, sex and morality. The exhibition - which was revised from its original conception as a touring exhibition for this showing at the V&A - draws on the museum’s extensive collection of historic and contemporary women’s, men’s and children’s underwear to present an engagement with the design and construction of foundation garments, the socio-cultural contexts of underwear and designers whose work has drawn its inspiration from undergarments.