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Collection Zandra Rhodes Digital Study Collection
Designer Zandra Rhodes (British, born 1940)
Season Autumn/Winter 1981
Fashion Collection Name The Renaissance/Gold Collection
Style Number 81/130 (top) and 81/186P (skirt)
Style Number Page 171, 172
Description Bodice consists of quilted satin corset with integrated peplum, a pleated and frilled open high collar, and full puffed 3/4 length sleeves with frilled cuffs and shoulder frills; worn with a full-length pleated gold lurex skirt.
Place Of Origin London (designed)
Objects evening ensemble,  top, skirt
Main Fabric gold lurex
Additional Fabrics acetate satin
Techniques pleated, quilted, screen printed, top-stitched
Textile Print Design Name Spinifix Landscape
Colourway gold; black printed with charcoal
Credit Line Mannequin courtesy of Rootstein
Exhibition History Zandra Rhodes: A Lifelong Love Affair with Textiles, Fashion and Textile Museum, London, 1 June 2004 - 31 December 2004.
Keywords 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 This 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).

Traditionally panniers are worn under a skirt to support its shape; the Style Bible page also includes one white cotton pannier (SP1).

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

 

 

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