Zandra Rhodes, Hand-painted Lavender Silk Chiffon Dress

Title

Zandra Rhodes, Hand-painted Lavender Silk Chiffon Dress

Description

Floor-length dress made of hand-painted, lavender silk chiffon, with iridescent beading (feather and rosette shaped), acrylic pearls, white and red flatbacks. Neck treatment is a broad round opening in a slit and tied with a cordon, embellished with faceted beads. The bodice is lined above the breast line in a chevron applique. The skirting is lined with rayon jersey and draped with cowls radiating from center front and sitting on the hips.

Creator

Zandra Rhodes, 1940-, Designer

Date

1960-1969

Contributor

Gift from Jorge Guillen

Identifier

HCC_FA_2018_P2-448

Coverage

United Kingdom

Extent

Bust: 34" Waist: 27"

Curator Notes

Excellent condition save for substantial tear between neck at shoulder and shoulder seam.

Textile

Silk chiffon, Silk Charmeuse, and Rayon Jersey.

Photographer

Shane Patrick Qureshi

Curator

HCC Fashion Dept. Curatorial Team

Accession Number

2004.7.5

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Citation

Zandra Rhodes, 1940-, Designer, “Zandra Rhodes, Hand-painted Lavender Silk Chiffon Dress,” HCC Fashion Archive, accessed March 28, 2020, https://hccfashion.omeka.net/items/show/418.

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