Often a hidden, secret layer, underwear can be completely functional or luxuriously sensual. Playful and provocative, washable and wearable, undergarments reflect changing attitudes to gender, sex and morality. Together, our collection reveals how underwear design has been a focus for commercial innovation in Europe and North America for the last 300 years.

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The collection includes garments designed to protect, insulate, shape, exaggerate and reveal the human body. Sculpted corsets and wired supports feature alongside comfortable jersey vests and pants. Highlights include Christian Dior's curvaceous New Look girdle, contemporary silk lingerie by Agent Provocateur and Calvin Klein Y-fronts.