|Collection||Zandra Rhodes Digital Study Collection|
|Designer||Zandra Rhodes (British, born 1940)|
|Fashion Collection Name||The Renaissance/Gold Collection|
|Style Number||81/131 (corset) and 81/47 (skirt) and 81/150 (pannier)|
|Style Number Page||171|
|Description||Bodice consists of quilted satin corset as well as short swirled pleated 'cabbages' gold lurex sleeves; worn with a separately attached matching pleated peplum (described as 'paniers' in the Style Bible) over a full-length pleated gold lurex skirt.|
|Place Of Origin||London (designed)|
|Objects||evening dress, evening ensemble|
|Main Fabric||gold lurex, acetate satin|
|Techniques||pleated, quilted, screen printed|
|Textile Print Design Name||Spinifix Landscape|
|Colourway||bronze printed with black (corset)|
|Credit Line||Mannequin courtesy of Rootstein|
|Exhibition History||Zandra Rhodes Retrospective Collections 1969 - 1999, Paris Fashion Week 2012/13, 29 February 2012.|
|Keywords||Elizabethan, royalty, queen, crinoline|
|Copyright||© Zandra Rhodes 2012.|
|Notes||Traditionally panniers are worn under a skirt to support its shape; the Style Bible page also includes one white cotton pannier (SP1).
This ensemble was photographed by Sølve Sundsbø for the Royal Mail collection of British Fashion Designer stamps (May 2012).
A very similar corset style (81/130) was worn by Diana Ross in a photograph taken by Richard Avedon (Monsef et al 2005, p. 135); inspired by the idea of the Royal Wedding of Diana, Princess of Wales. (Monsef et al 2005, p. 134).
A variation of Zandra Rhodes' Modern Renaissance look is in the permanent collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (T.124 to C-1983). This consists of a corset (81/131 but in black satin with Spinifix Landscape printed in charcoal), a separately attached peplum ('panier') (probably 81/150 or 81/152), an under pannier (SP1) and two skirts - pleated black silk net (81/136) printed with Mexican Fan worn over 81/186. According to exhibition text written for the Ballgowns exhibition* a similar version was worn by Zandra Rhodes to the opening of the Barbican, London, 1982.
* Ballgowns: British Glamour Since 1950, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 19 May 2012 - 6 January 2013.
|Location||Zandra Rhodes Archives, London, UK|