“Undressed” Exhibition


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Brian May’s “Crinoline” exhibit will be part of this exhibition, coinciding with the release of “Crinoline – Fashion’s Most Magnificent Disaster” book by Brian and Denis Pellerin.

16 April 2016 – 12 March 2017. This exhibition will address the practicalities of underwear and its role in the fashionable wardrobe whilst highlighting its sensual, sexual appeal.The exhibition will explore dress reformers and designers who argued for the beauty of the natural body, as well as entrepreneurs, inventors and innovators who have played a critical role in the development of increasingly more effective and comfortable underwear.

On display will be over 200 objects for men and women together with fashion plates, photographs and film, advertisements and packaging to introduce changing concepts of the ideal body. READ MORE

CageCage crinoline, ‘The Princess Louise Jupon Patent’, about 1871.
Museum no. T.195-1984, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London