This season, we’re head over heels for a fabulous new exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. Whether or not you’re able to hop over to the UK to enjoy the exhibition in person, the show is well worth taking a look. While a visually stunning presentation is to be expected, this exhibition of fashion intimates goes beyond sheer aesthetic appeal to explore the history, ideals, and controversies that have surrounded fashion and lingerie for centuries. As lovers of all things lingerie, we’re excited to offer our readers a closer look.
What You Need to Know
“Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear” will run through March 12, 2017, at the Victoria & Albert Museum on famous Cromwell Road in the South Kensington area of London. While admission to the museum is free, there is a £12.00 ticket charge for this special exhibition, unless you’re a member. Of course, checking out some visual samples from your living room is completely free, so browse some previews of the exhibition available here.
Why We Love This Exhibition
The fashion intimates featured in the exhibition range from contemporary fashion-lingerie crossovers, such as Antonio Berardi’s famous trompe l’oeil corset dress worn by Gwyneth Paltrow, to delicately preserved whalebone corsets from the late 1800s. Each piece in the collection reveals a unique perspective on conceptions of beauty, social morality, and the history of fashion (not to mention drop-dead gorgeous lingerie). Whether you’re an artist, a secret history buff, or an aficionado of all things beautiful, this show is a must-see for lovers of exhibitions and exhibitionism alike.
Finding Your Own Inspiration
With an entire history of sensual fashion intimates at your disposal, the “Undressed” exhibition marks the perfect occasion to discover your own personal lingerie style. Whether you’re a sucker for luscious retro babydolls, vintage-inspired corsets, or cutting-edge teddies, we’re excited to help you unlock your own unique aesthetic. To stay in the know for current cultural happenings and the sexiest lingerie to suit every style, we invite you to follow us on Instagram, Pinterest, and Facebook for the latest updates and the hottest designs.