After living in London, the city's Victoria & Albert Museum grew to hold special meaning to me. Of course, it helps they always have amazing fashion and accessory exhibits, such as "The Glamour of Italian Fashion" that was held in 2014, with designs from the end of WWII to the present day to "Shoes: Pleasure and Pain" that ran last year and where around 200 pairs of shoes that dated back to ancient Egypt to present day were on display.
Now looking to 2016, and opening on 16 April, the V&A is certain to once again not disappoint. They are set to unveil, "Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear," with more than 200 examples of underwear for men and women from designers that include: Stella McCartney, La Perla, Rigby & Peller and Paul Smith.
I've always believed there is something special about underwear, as it's the closest piece of clothing to our skin and is often the longest garment that stays on us throughout the day.
Remember this post: Tips for Underwear Shopping.
Of course, when you are talking about something like underwear, you can imagine there is a lot to explore. And, this exhibit is certain to do just that.
From how corsets were recommended to improve medical conditions and posture to a waist training corset, which is certainly how many of us think of corsets, there are a range of topics covered. There will also be shapewear included and advertisements. Discussions on packaging will also be touched on; although, it's not your everyday conversation. Packaging from David Beckham for H&M briefs, from 2012, is set to be included and meant to highlight the importance of fit.
The evolution of bras, lingerie and even how underwear evolved into no longer being just underneath clothes is highlighted.
Simply put, the V&A is planning to cover a range of topics, and I'm certain, there will be more discussion on underwear than we realized.
Other designers slated to be included in this exhibit, include: Vivienne Westwood, Calvin Klein, Jean Paul Gaultier, Dolce & Gabbana and more.
"Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear" opens 16 April 2016 and runs through 12 March 2017, at London's V&A Museum.
Until then, be sure to get into the underwear mode and check out Adea's offering of lingerie and undies.
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I have always had a fondness for the storied and elegant Plaza Hotel in New York City. Back in the day I interviewed a delightful fashion editor in the Plaza’s famous Palm Court. I found the whole experience fascinating so when I came across an article about the history of the Plaza I started reading at once.
For 58 years, 89% of the astronauts have been men. And for 192 years, there were no women justices on the Supreme Court until Sandra Day O’Connor in 1981. In light of where we are today – these numbers are shocking.
In the five years that I’ve been writing these fashion blogs I’ve come to the conclusion that the creative heads of these worldwide companies have daunting, or almost impossible, daily jobs. The headline you see above came from Alessandro Michele who, in January 2015, became the creative director of Gucci, the company that was founded in Florence, Italy in 1921 and currently has 500 stores worldwide.
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