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Collection Zandra Rhodes Digital Study Collection
Designer Zandra Rhodes (British, born 1940)
Season Autumn/Winter 1973
Fashion Collection Name The Shell Collection
Style Number 73/44XO
Style Number Page 32
Butterfly Number 66
Description Silk chiffon evening 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)
Objects evening dress
Main Fabric silk chiffon
Techniques hand rolled hem, screen printed
Textile Print Design Name Lily (Reverse), Field of Lilies
Colourway pink (bodice), navy (skirt)
Credit Line Mannequin courtesy of Rootstein
Keywords feminine, graceful, romantic, crinoline
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 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 different colourway 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

 

 

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