Thursday, 31 March 2016


This month the Victoria & Albert Museum will be showing "Undressed:  A Brief History of Underwear".   This exhibition details underwear design from the 18th century up to today.  Over 200 objects will be displayed alongside advertising material, photography and film.    I can't wait to see this.


1871 cage crinoline

A pair of bloomers belonging to Queen Victoria's mother, the Duchess of Kent

Queen Alexandra's floral embroidered stockings



This corset being displayed dates back to the 1890s

1910 bra


WW1 Paper Corset




1950s Playtex rubber girdle



Christian Dior 1950


1960s Mary Quant body stocking



Fig Leaf tights by Vivienne Westwood

Kate Moss sheer dress with black knickers 1993

1990s push-up bras




Gender neutral underwear by Acne


David Beckham's H&M collection

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