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Collection Zandra Rhodes Digital Study Collection
Designer Zandra Rhodes (British, born 1940)
Season Spring/Summer 1976
Fashion Collection Name The Cactus Cowboy Collection
Style Number 76/U101 and 76/U104
Style Number Page 6A, 7A
Butterfly Number 42
Description Ultra suede top, with smocked front, and matching trousers. The edges, pockets and hem of the top, and the hems of the trousers, are decorated with appliquéd strips of rainbowed screen printed ultra suede.
Place Of Origin London (designed)
Objects  top, trousers, ensemble
Main Fabric Alcantara ultra suede
Techniques appliquéd, screen printed, top-stitched, rainbowed
Textile Print Design Name Spinifix Border
Credit Line Mannequin courtesy of Rootstein
Colourway black printed with blue, pink, yellow, aqua
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 top is shown in the terracotta colourway as Butterfly No. 42 in The Art of Zandra Rhodes (Rhodes and Knight, 1984, p. 73). Although the top is from The Cactus Cowboy Collection, S/S 1976, in the book it is on a page juxtaposed with garments from the Elizabethan Slashed Silk Collection, S/S 1971; the shape of this top (when flat) clearly echoes the shape of dresses from the earlier collection with its shaped hem and shaped sleeves. Due in part to the scale of the garments and the different fabrics used (ultra suede's stiffness compared to the fluidity of Habutai silk) the effect when worn is very different between the two collections.
Location Zandra Rhodes Archives, London, UK



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