UnDressed Exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery

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Undressed: 350 years of fashion in underwear - Undressed exhibition

UnDressed Exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery.

The importance of underwear in fashion history cannot be overstated.  The majestic shapes of 18th century court dress, the distorted hourglass shapes of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, and Dior’s cinched ‘New Look’ were all dependent upon elaborate corsetry, technologically complex petticoats, hoops, and padded underpinnings.  Undressed: 350 years of Underwear in Fashion will feature highlights from the Victoria & Albert Museum’s extensive collection of underwear that dates from 1750 to the present day. The exhibition 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.

Tickets will be on sale 2nd June  for exhibition dates of 19 July – 26 October 2014. Programs include floor talks, curator’s introductions, guest speaker events, family tours and activities, workshops, Auslan interpreted tours, audio descriptive tours and more!  Please check the website link below for further information.

For full details of this exciting exhibition click here.

Gallery location -Bendigo Art Gallery.
42 View Street, Bendigo VIC 3550.
Phone : 03 5434 6088.
Email –  bendigoartgallery@bendigo.vic.gov.au or website : www.bendigoartgallery.com.au

This exhibition is organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London

 Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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