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Collection Zandra Rhodes Digital Study Collection
Designer Zandra Rhodes (British, born 1940)
Season Autumn/Winter 1980
Fashion Collection Name The Chinese Constructivist Collection
Style Number 80/93A
Style Number Page 128
Description Silk chiffon evening dress with a deep cowl neckline with attached pearl 'necklace'; the elbow length sleeves have slits closed with a single black Chinese button knot button; the sleeve openings and below knee length skirt hem are hand rolled with pearls (in the pattern one large and three small).
Place Of Origin London (designed)
Objects evening dress
Main Fabric silk chiffon
Techniques hand beaded, screen printed, hand rolled hem
Textile Print Design Name Sparkle
Credit Line Mannequin courtesy of Rootstein
Colourway black printed with white
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 dress is shown in a photograph by Patrick Demarchelier with the model wearing the cowl neckline off one shoulder (Rhodes and Knight 1984, p. 75).

This dress 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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