London Fashion Umbrella: Medieval Lingerie on Film

From now on, whenever I am asked what my favourite historic fashion artefact is – I will have an answer. The recently discovered 600 year old linen bra and panties (the original matched lingerie set!)  by Austrian archaelogists at Castle Lengberg. The discovery has already altered our awareness of the history of undergarments – but it is the future I find myself wondering about. Will these humble linen undies inspire a nostalgia trend for natural and functional underthings? In any case, the Middle Ages have never seemed so sexy.

Enjoy this clip about the discovery of the garments and a look at them behind the scenes at Castle Lengberg.

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