About the project

The Concise Dictionary of Dress
Judith Clark and Adam Phillips
28 April - 27 June 2010
Blythe House
London W14 0QX

The imposing monolith of Blythe House has since 1978 been the quiet repository for the V&A's reserve collections of furniture, ceramics, glass, jewellery, textiles, fashion and fine arts.

Located within its vast spaces, The Concise Dictionary of Dress began as you navigated a turnstile, crossed a corridor and took the industrial goods lift up to the top floor. A wrought iron staircase led you out onto the roof towards an exposed cupola containing the first of a sequence of intriguing definitions in a walk-through dictionary of dress.

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