Sunday, 4 March 2012

Exhibiting your Underwear: from Sweden to America

Where would we have been over the years if we hadn't had supportive, shaping, sexy or functional underpinnings. Don't miss a chance to really understand how the silhouettes of the the day were created from the inside out


V&A Touring Exhibition: Undressed: 350 years of Underwear in Fashion

Nordiska Museet, Stockholm, 11 November 2011 - 27 March 2012

This exhibition in Sweden features highlights from the extensive underwear archives of the V&A Museum in London 

It looks at the history of private and intimate clothing - from corsets to court mantuas and boudoir wear to bustles - exploring underwear's function in decorating and manipulating the body.

Get there soon before it finishes...

Underneath it all

Missouri History Museum: June 2012 - tbc

On the other side of the world in the US the Missouri History Museum is asking for you to donate your undergarments for an up and coming exhibition charting the evolution of underwear launching in June
Drawer containing 19th-century bustles, some of which may be on display in an upcoming exhibit. Missouri History Museum.

They are mostly searching for items from the 1950s to the present, including children’s underwear and maternity/nursing items, but are open to any and all suggestions. For example, other items that might be of interest include a water bra, an inflatable bra, a training bra, and maybe even some Underoos.
If you think you have something that falls within these guidelines, please let them know by sending an email to

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