This exhibition explored 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.
- Exhibition ran from 16 April 2016 to 12 March 2017
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With over 80 years’ experience revolutionizing the beauty industry and allowing women to express their most glamorous selves, Revlon are thrilled to be a sponsor of the exhibition Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear. As a brand, Revlon aims to empower and celebrate women.
Agent Provocateur is delighted to partner with the V&A to be the leading lingerie sponsor for the Undressed Exhibition. Founded in 1994 Agent Provocateur’s unique brand image is renowned for being provocative while celebrating and empowering women.
Inside the Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear exhibition
Take a sneak peek inside our fascinating underwear exhibition
The 'Babydoll' slip by Carine Gilson
Lingerie designer, Carine Gilson discusses the design process behind the 'Babydoll' slip featured in the exhibition
An arctic goose down padded petticoat
Keeping the wearer warm has always been one of underwear’s roles
Created in reaction to Los Angeles’ ban on nude public swimming in 1974
The design process: interviews with Agent Provocateur, FiFi Chachnil and La Perla
From creation to catwalk - discover the design process of three leading fashion brands