Fab 1970's Zandra Rhodes Hand Painted Black & Silver Silk Chiffon Dress

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Zandra Rhodes expertly blends the 1920's flapper era with a late 1970's bohemian design to create a cocktail dress that is nothing less than wearable art. The dress zips and hooks at the back with layers of black silk chiffon 'strips' hand painted in a matte silver with pearl embellishments at the neckline and sleeves. The nude panel at the neck serves as a trompe l'oeil effect with the pearls to create an illusion of a necklace. So clever! The drop waist silhouette and the movement of the chiffon strips in the skirt further add to the flapper look. Add a dance bag and t-strap shoes for a stylish evening ensemble with a nod to the past. Excellent vintage condition with the exception of missing shoulder pads ... the original 'sleeves' for the pads are still in place though the original pads are removed and could be replaced, if desired.
SIZING & MEASUREMENTS
The dress is marked an English size 10 and U.S. size 8 though it best fits a modern U.S. size 4 with strong shoulders or a U.S. size 6 with narrow hips. Please see the following measurements as a guideline.
Bust 37"
True Waist 29"
Drop Waist (Top of Hips) 32"
Hips (Taken at Lining) 36"
Sleeve Length From Underarm to Pearls Above Elbow 4"
Total Sleeve Length From Underarm to End of Longest Strip 22"
Shoulder Length Taken Across Back From Sleeve Seam to Seam 15"
Total Length From Shoulder to Longest 'Strip' 43"
Length From Shoulder to True Waist 15"
Length From Shoulder to Drop Waist 19"
Length From Shoulder to Hem of Black Lining 40.5"

Details

  • Designer
    Zandra Rhodes
  • Brand
    Zandra Rhodes
  • In the Style Of
    Boho Flapper
  • Place of Origin
    United Kingdom
  • Period
    1970-1979
  • Material Notes
    See-through, Silk, Abstract, Allover, Hand painted, Beadwork, Pearl, Hook and eye, Zip
  • Condition
    Excellent. Shoulder pad 'sleeves' are present though the original pads have been removed and could be replaced, if desired.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
    Dimensions
    43 in. L
    109 cm L
  • Marked Size
    10/US 8 (Best Fits 4-6) (UK)
  • Bust
    37 in. (94 cm)
  • Waist
    29 in. (74 cm)
  • Hip
    36 in. (91 cm)
  • Length
    43 in. (109 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Atlanta, GA
  • Reference Number
    LU48733369833
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