Underwear: Fashion in Detail
  • Imprint: V & A Publishing
  • Publication Date: May 6, 2014
  • Price: $39.95
  • Trim Size: 9 x 11 34
  • ISBN: 1-85177-784-9
  • EAN: 9781851777846
  • Page Count: 224
  • Illustrations: 190 color illustrations
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rights: North America

Get intimately acquainted with the V&A's world-renowned collection of undergarments in this eye-opening visual history. From camisoles to corsets, basques to boudoir caps, Underwear: Fashion in Detail traces the peculiar evolution of underwear. Revealing photographs highlight close-up details in the garments, while intricate line drawings show their masterly construction. A wide range of designs is represented, from rare 16th-century examples to Dior's curvaceous New Look, to Calvin Klein's notorious briefs.

About the author

Eleri Lynn is a fashion curator at the V&A and was the assistant curator of the V&A’s major exhibition The Golden Age of Couture (V&A 2007). She contributed to the accompanying book of that title.