Play: Hussein Chalayan

This exhibition presented a rare opportunity to see (and play with) the remote control dress featured in Hussein Chalayan’s Spring/Summer 2000 collection. Designed by Chalayan, the dress was made by Scottish furniture designer Paul Topen. The piece was an important commission by Clark for Zaha Hadid’s Mind Zone within the Millennium Dome, where it was first exhibited. The dress has been featured in travelling exhibitions including: Skin + Bones: Parallel Practices within Fashion and Architecture; and Hussein Chalayan’s retrospective exhibitions. It has been photographed by Mario Testino for Vogue UK’s 90th Anniversary edition and by Nick Knight for ‘Fantasia’ Showstudio, 5 N0vember 2008. Curated and designed by Judith Clark and Hussein Chalayan