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Collection Zandra Rhodes Digital Study Collection
Designer Zandra Rhodes (British, born 1940)
Season Autumn/Winter 1971
Fashion Collection Name Paris, Frills and Button Flowers
Style Number 71/19
Style Number Page 15
Butterfly Number 53
Description Wool felt coat with zig-zag handcut raw outside seam edges throughout; long full sleeves and skirt; lined in Button Flower printed satin with appliquéd Button Flower motifs in satin.
Place Of Origin London (designed)
Objects coat
Main Fabric wool underfelt
Additional Fabrics acetate satin
Techniques appliquéd, pinked edges, satin stitched, screen printed, top-stitched
Textile Print Design Name Button Flower
Colourway ivory printed with yellow, red, blue
Credit Line Mannequin courtesy of Rootstein
Exhibition History Zandra Rhodes Retrospective Collections 1969 - 1999, Paris Fashion Week 2012/13, 29 February 2012.
Zandra Rhodes: A Lifelong Love Affair with Textiles, Fashion and Textile Museum, London, 1 June 2004 - 31 December 2004.
Keywords 1940s, power, sculptural
Copyright © Zandra Rhodes 2012.
Terms Of Use Available for use in learning, teaching, and research, under the terms of a non-commercial Creative Commons Licence (CC BY-NC-SA).
Notes Known as the 'Dinosaur coat'.

For the Scottish National Higher examinations in Art and Design (June 2009) this coat was part of question 12; students were asked to analyse the important design features with reference to 'fabric, function and style'.

This coat is shown worn by a model towards the end of the film INSIGHT: Zandra Rhodes, directed by Peter Greenaway for the Central Office of Information in 1981.
Location Zandra Rhodes Archives, London, UK

 

 

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