Undressed: A History of Fashion in Underwear

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Oct 21 2017 - Jan 7 2018

The Frick is pleased to be the exclusive North American venue for this blockbuster exhibition organized by London’s Victoria & Albert Museum. 

Discover the fascinating world of underwear design from the eighteenth century to the present day in Undressed, which takes a serious look at an alluring subject. The exhibition illustrates how undergarments reflect society’s changing ideas about the body, morality, and sex, and the intimate relationship between underwear and fashion and its role in molding the body to an always changing fashionable ideal. 

Organized into thematic sections that explore such ideas as relaxation, revelation, temptation, transformation, and performance—Undressed  looks at how our undergarments shape our bodies, and reveal things about ourselves.

Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website

  • Costume
  • Culture / Lifestyle

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