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Collection Zandra Rhodes Digital Study Collection
Designer Zandra Rhodes (British, born 1940)
Season Spring/Summer 1978
Fashion Collection Name The Conceptual Chic Collection
Style Number 77/13 (dress) and 78/38 (skirt)
Style Number Page 12E
Description Full-length shocking pink jersey dress worn with a matching gimp mask or headdress and a black overskirt. The dress has long sleeves, decorative slashes with hand beaded safety pins, rhinestones and looped sink chain; contrast red baby overlocked edges. The calf-length black jersey skirt is attached to a black satin sash with a series of hand beaded safety pins, a front 'tassel' is created with sink chain wrapped around a piece of jersey.
Place Of Origin London (designed)
Objects dress, mask, skirt, ensemble
Main Fabric rayon jersey
Additional Fabrics acetate satin
Techniques ornamented, lettuce hem, baby overlocked hem
Colourway shocking pink (dress) and black (skirt)
Credit Line Mannequin courtesy of Rootstein
Keywords gimp, punk, torn, sink, toilet, ball-link chain, beautiful
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 The dress is shown worn on its own by Jerry Hall in The Art of Zandra Rhodes (but no butterfly no. given in the book for this). The gimp mask is shown in a photograph on the same page and was originally styled with a silver sparkly mask worn underneath.
Location Zandra Rhodes Archives, London, UK

 

 

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