This Installation Explores the Purpose of Women's Undergarments

By: Katherine Pendrill - Nov 16, 2015
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The Victoria & Albert Museum is set to host an exhibit that includes a pair of gender neutral underwear. While most people do not give their underwear too much thought, the simple garment actually has a long and complex history. This exhibit explores the meaning behind underwear and its role as both an oppressive and protective force.

The 'Undressed: A Brief History Of Underwear' exhibit features a variety of undergarments from different time periods. The exhibit explores how women's underwear has been a tool of protection and oppression throughout history. Some of the items in the collection include Victorian corsets and body stockings from the 1960s. However, one of the most interesting items is a pair of gender neutral underwear produced by the Swedish brand Acne. The inclusion of gender neutral underwear demonstrates how modern undergarments are becoming more utilitarian and less gender-specific.

The thought-provoking exhibit will be on display at the Victoria & Albert Museum from April 16, 2016 until March 12, 2016.