If ever there could be a more spectacular example of a Zandra Rhodes dress, then this would be it! Quite possibly from around 1988-9, this bleached soft denim shapely dress is an absolute canvas of all that is quintessentially Zandra Rhodes.
The dress displays intricate hand painted designs, appliqués, beading, glitter, pleated trims, ruffles and mirrors. The front of the dress features a vaguely military design, and there is a row of smart buttons at the back.
This particular design is one that Zandra Rhodes herself wears, and I’m very proud to have one in our collection.
It really is a rare and exceptional piece.
Condition is excellent. There are no losses to beads, buttons, no stains, fading, tears, holes or blemishes.
The dress has been worn once perhaps to a function, and has then been in storage since.
Tags are all present and well attached.
Size is UK 10/ US 8 (size 14 Australian)
Bust, measured from armpit to armpit 47cm
Length of sleeve, measured from top of shoulder to cuff 56cm
Waist, measured across front 38cm
Shoulder, measured from collar seam to sleeve seam 15cm
Length of dress, measured from collar to hem 104cm
Material is cotton.