Zandra Rhodes 'When You Wish Upon a Star' Gown

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Rare and absolutely stunning !
Zandra Rhodes is known for her theatrical and beautifully choreographed catwalk shows. The If You Wish Upon a Star collection of 1987 was no exception. The catwalk show ended with the song 'When You Wish Upon a Star' from Walt Disney's 1940 animated film Pinocchio. Zandra Rhodes is also known for wearing her own designs, and for this collection she chose to wear the dress known by style number 87/86 as she walked down the catwalk at the end of the show.

In keeping with the theme, the dresses are embellished with glittering hand beading and screen printed with stars. The main print, All Over Stars, was based upon her Egyptian stars from the Secrets of the Nile collection in 1987. The silk chiffon was made sculptural with the use of net underneath to support the frills, peplums, and other skirt shapes.

Although Zandra Rhodes keeps a sample of all her designs in her personal archive, in the video she mentions that unfortunately some of the dresses from this show were destroyed by water damage and were not salvageable.

Elizabeth Taylor wore a dress from the If You Wish Upon a Star collection, and Diana, Princess of Wales, wore a silk chiffon dress from the same collection, in the All Over Stars print, to the British Consulate in Dubai in March 1989.

Details

  • Place of Origin
    United Kingdom
  • Period
    1980-1989
  • Condition
    New or Never Worn. Pristine, like new.
  • Marked Size
    6 (US)
  • Seller Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    AU1306032451120
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