Whether for health, hygiene or sensory or fashion purposes, the evolution of our undies is directly related to changes in our society.
Although this rarely talk about our bras, panties and boxer shorts, clothes that are still considered as "unmentionables". Perhaps because even the simplest part may have an erotic charge.
A new exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V & A) in London showing the unknown history of these parts. This is the largest exhibition of its kind showing over 200 pieces dating from the eighteenth century to the present.(http://www.dressesmallau.co/formal-dresses-c119/)
Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear (Al naked: A brief history of underwear) examines the link between underwear and fashion industry.
The ways have changed the setting, the fabric and technology has been a reflection of the attitude of society regarding gender identity, sexuality and morality.
The exhibition is presented thematically, with sections that focus on, for example, performance underwear (such as maternity underwear or sports underwear), luxury lingerie and underwear fashion. There is everything from stowaways and corsets, thongs and costumes to yoga.
There are pieces worn by Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Moss, Dita Von Teese and even queen mother Victoria.También pieces from designers such as Jean-Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney and Paul Smith are displayed.
LINGERIE BRANDS TO DEFY THE LIMITS
British lingerie brand Agent Provocateur, one of the sponsors of the exhibition, was founded 1994 by Joseph Corre and Serena Reese.
The company has been, in many ways, a revolutionary force in the industry of British underwear, to provide what was then a limited market, parts and sensual quality.(http://www.dressesmallau.co/formal-dresses-perth-c328/)
Now a global brand, the company collaborates with Kylie Minogue, Penelope Cruz and Paloma Faith. Her clothes are recognized because they are at once provocative and empower women.
Its creative director, Sarah Shotton, explains the role of underwear, especially lingerie for women today and how exposure at the V & A is indicative of the open-mindedness of society.
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