UNDER the title Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear, the Victoria & Albert Museum in London is to open in April 2016 a comprehensive exhibition reviewing the evolution of bodywear. Exhibits will illustrate the practicalities of underwear and its role in the fashionable wardrobe while highlighting its sensual and erotic appeal. They will also explore the dress reformers and designers who argued for the beauty of the natural body as well as the entrepreneurs, inventors and innovators who have had a significant influence on the evolution of underwear. Parts of the display will also highlight the changing concepts of the ideal body. The exhibition will close in February 2017.
The duration of the exhibition promises to provide most designers around the world with an opportunity to visit what promises to become a must in their professional development.