1970s Zandra Rhodes Pink Sik Screened Silk Evening Gown

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Brilliantly designed and silk screened in the 1970s, comes Zandra Rhodes multicolor pink evening gown. Delicate and beautiful.

We are amazed by how she does it by using both her referential genius and her love of textile and paint.

The ethereal nature of both the silk and shape and cut of the dress is so very Edwardian (a period Rhodes seems to embrace throughout much of her career).

At the same time, Rhodes both sees and embraces the future with the incoming cultural shifts that become staples of the 1980's. She uses almost neon pinks and purples in the gown, both colors we envision when we think of Bowie's hair and make up or Elton John's glasses and lenses. She foreshadows the "ewer women" look by building large shoulder and a small waist and hip.

The dress emphasizes some of Rhodes' signature design details with its silk, ethereal sleeves, striking colors, and her amazing hand with the paint brush.

The sleeves and skirt are asymmetrical in design, with beaded trim along the hems. The dress fastens in back via snaps in the lining and loop-and-button closures on the top layer.

Fits modern size: 2

Bust: 38.75
Waist: 28.25
Hip: 35.5
Shoulder Hem Length: 50.75

Seam Allowance: 1/4 inch can be taken out

*All MRS Couture garments and accessories have been professionally cleaned and thoroughly checked before shipping. They are ready to wear upon arrival.

Details

  • Material Notes
    Silk, Screenprint, Beadwork, Button, Snap
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Marked Size
    2-4 see measurements (US)
  • Bust
    38.75 in. (98 cm)
  • Waist
    28.25 in. (72 cm)
  • Hip
    35.5 in. (90 cm)
  • Shoulder to Hem
    50.75 in. (129 cm)
  • Dealer Location
    Houston, TX
  • Reference Number
    LU10321322613
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2014

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Located in Houston, TX

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