One of our mates, Joyce highly recommends we see The Concise Dictionary of Dress, both for the unique and inspiring installations and the chance to look round the fascinating Blythe House, the home of the V & A's vast archive collections of furniture, ceramics, glass, jewellery, textiles, fashion and fine arts.
A unique collaboration between costume curator Judith Clark and psychoanalyst Adam Philips, the exhibition aims to re-describe clothing in emotional terms of anxiety, wish and desire, as defined by Adam Phillips. While Judith Clark has designed and assembled a series of installations around these themes.
Check out Joyce's post on the fantastic Arts Thread Blog for a more in depth review.
The Concise Dictionary of Dress
Tours of Blythe House run every 20 mins during open hours.
Wednesday – Friday: first tour 1pm, last tour 7.40pm.
Saturday and Sunday: first tour 11am last tour 5.40pm (Closed Monday and Tuesday).
Places on the tours are strictly limited and tickets must be purchased in advance.