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Postby annie » 18 Apr 2016, 09:48

Uncovering the history of pants
Ever since the Victoria and Albert Museum opened, textiles and how they're used has been a primary focus. But it's taken until now to organise a whole exhibition about underwear. The curator says more than any other clothing, underwear is a mix of the alluring and the utterly practical.

Many major exhibitions boast they contain items previously unseen by the public. Undressed, at the Victoria and Albert Museum, consists largely of clothing which once upon a time the V&A would have felt improper to show at all.

From the British "Keelapso" bustle of 1887 and the German "austerity corset" of the First World War to a 1970 bra made of beaten metal, the exhibition uses 200 objects to tell the story of underwear since about 1750. Women's fashion dominates but about a fifth of the show looks at what men wear underneath.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-36034976
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Postby maureenho » 18 Apr 2016, 09:56

Can you imagine what Queen Victoria would say about her knickers being on display for all to see do877
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Postby JaneJ » 18 Apr 2016, 15:36

One would not be amused!!! do877

who would have thought that undies would be shown in public!! Can you imagine explaining that to a victorian if you could go back in time!
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