|Collection||Zandra Rhodes Digital Study Collection|
|Designer||Zandra Rhodes (British, born 1940)|
|Fashion Collection Name||The Shell Collection|
|Style Number Page||32|
|Description||Silk chiffon wedding dress worn with a satin sash; the bodice is embellished with pearlised shell-like beads and other beads, a deep v-neckline, long very wide 'butterfly' sleeves and a full length skirt.|
|Place Of Origin||London (designed)|
|Main Fabric||silk chiffon|
|Additional Fabrics||rayon satin|
|Techniques||hand beaded, hand rolled hem, screen printed|
|Textile Print Design Name||Field of Lilies, Lily (Reverse)|
|Colourway||white printed with white|
|Credit Line||Mannequin courtesy of Rootstein|
|Keywords||romantic, feminine, graceful, crinoline|
|Copyright||© Zandra Rhodes 2012.|
|Notes||In the book: The Art of Zandra Rhodes (Rhodes and Knight 1984) this dress is shown in a different colourway as butterfly no. 66 and is shown photographed flat (p.102); the style number 73/44 is described as a 'CLASSIC' (p. 238).
In the book: Zandra Rhodes a lifelong love affair with textiles (Monsef et al 2005) this dress is shown in a photograph by David Bailey taken for British Vogue 1974 (p.90). This style number is described as Zandra Rhodes' 'best-selling garment' that has 'graced celebrities, royalty, models and women around the world' (p.91).
In the book: Fifty Dresses that changed the world (Design Museum 2009) the style number 73/44 is included with the title 'Painted Chiffon Dresses' (pp.62-3).
|Location||Zandra Rhodes Archives, London, UK|