: Fashion in detail

by Eleri Lynn ; photographs by Richard Davis ; drawings by Leonie Davis
3rd March, 2014

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From camisoles to corsets, basques to boudoir caps and girdles to garters, Underwear: Fashion in Detail gets up close to some of the most intimate items in the V&A. The book traces the evolution of underwear, from rare examples dating from the sixteenth century and the exaggerated shapes of eighteenth-century courtly undergarments, to Dior's curvaceous 'New Look' girdles to contemporary lingerie by Agent Provocateur and Rigby and Peller. Meticulous colour photography shows these fascinating garments in close detail, while intricate line drawings reveal their construction. The book also highlights the work of designers such as Vionnet and Westwood, who have taken influence from underwear for their own outerwear creations.

Details & Specs

Author: Eleri Lynn Richard Davis Leonie Davis

Publisher: V&A Publishing

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9781851777846

Publication Date: 3rd March, 2014

Pages: 224

Dimensions: 302 x 234 x 21 mm

Notes: illustrations (black and white, and colour)

Availability: No longer available

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