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This winter, the Bendigo Art Gallery is proudly hosting the international premiere of the Victoria and Albert Museum exhibition 'Undressed: 350 Years of Fashion in Underwear'.

Fashion photograph, John French, 1960s. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Running from Saturday 19th of July to Sunday 26th of October 2014, Undressed showcases the Victoria and Albert Museum's collection of private and intimate clothing, which enabled the creation of the majestic shapes of the 18th century court dress, to the distorted hourglass shapes of Victorian and Edwardian eras, and Dior's cinched 'New Look.

Fashion photograph, John French, 1940s Museum no. F442/6 © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

This extensive collection of underwear features garments dating back to 1750 up to present day. It includes corsets, court mantuas, boudoir wear and bustles.

The exhibition looks at the secret history of underwear and explores its function in decorating and manipulating the human body.

Corset, Unknown, 1890-1895. Museum no. T.738-1974. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Complementing the exhibition is a comprehensive selection of programs, including curator's introductions, guest speaker events, workshops, audio descriptive tours and more.

Slip petticoat, Unknown, 1955-1964. Museum no. T.153-1998. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Tickets for this exhibition are now on sale through The Capital Box Office: contact 03 5434 6100 or visit

Tickets are priced as follows - please note that discounts apply if buying online.

Adults $11.00 (online price $10)
Concession/reciprocal/tertiary $9.00 (online price $8)
Secondary/primary $5
Family ticket (2 2) $27.00* (online price $25)
Season adult $32.00 (online price $30)
Season concession $26.00 (online price $24)
Member adult $8.00** (online price $7)
Member secondary/primary $3
Member season $22.00 (online price $20)

- Family tickets include 2 adults and 2 children under the age of 18.
- Members will be required to produce membership card upon entry.

To make a booking, please click here and follow the prompts.

Packages and accommodation options are also available.

Baby doll dress, Cristóbal Balenciaga, 1958. Museum no. T.334-1997. ©Victoria and Albert Museum, London

For all the latest on this event, please visit the Bendigo Art Gallery website and Facebook profile.
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When: 19 July – 26 October 2014
Where: Bendigo Art Gallery, 42 View Street, Bendigo, VIC 3550
Cost: Adult $10, Concession $8, Children $5 (online price)
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Fantastic that we're seeing some Victoria & Albert exhibitions in Oz.
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