Running until 7th October, Lingerie Francaise: the Exhibition sees eleven leading lingerie makers from across the Channel airing their undies in public, all in the name of fashion history. Chronicling the history of female undergarments over the last 100 years, the exhibition opens with kind of sturdy whalebone corsets that were constricting women at the end of the nineteenth century and ends with the teensy, Swarovski crystal-encrusted knickers that pretty much demand their wearer gets a Brazilian wax.
Covering – or should that be uncovering? – everything in between is that cheeky digital stripper, stopping off once a decade to shimmy in that era’s archetypal underwear. Check out a little preview in the video below. But don’t worry, it’s only mildly NSFW – she’s more sassy than sexually arousing.
Helen, Jo and I went to the opening on Tuesday night, where we spent almost as much time ogling the adorable miniature pastries as we did the bras and pants. It’s a fascinating exhibition and something that I think fashion students in particular will love. Hurry, you’ve only got til the end of the week to catch it.
Lingerie Francaise: the Exhibition is open from 2 – 7 October 2012 at the London Film Museum, Covent Garden Piazza, London WC2E 7BB (next to the London Transport Museum). For more info, visit the Lingerie Francaise website.