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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 73/7
Style Number Page 32
Butterfly Number 73
Description Silk chiffon evening dress, the shape dictated by the design of the Shell Spiral print, with Reverse Lily used for the high round neckline, yoke and long wide 'butterfly' sleeves; the join between the two patterns is traced by a line of beading.
Place Of Origin London (designed)
Objects evening dress
Main Fabric silk chiffon
Techniques hand rolled hem, screen printed
Textile Print Design Name Lily (Reverse), Shell Spiral
Credit Line Mannequin courtesy of Rootstein
Colourway purple printed with pink, yellow, blue
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 This is shown in a different colourway as Butterfly No. 73 in The Art of Zandra Rhodes and photographed flat (Rhodes and Knight, 1984, p. 116); this clearly shows the way that the design of the textile print informed the design of the dress.
Location Zandra Rhodes Archives, London, UK

 

 

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