Dress with petticoat

English
about 1984
Designed by Zandra Rhodes (English, born in 1940)


Object Place: London, England

Dimensions

Dress Center back: 129.5 cm (51 in.) Petticoat Center back: 129.5 cm (51 in.)

Accession Number

2010.225.1-2

Medium or Technique

Dress: Tulle; silk plain weave (chiffon), printed; rhinestones; plastic (?); elastic Petticoat: Tulle; rayon satin weave; metal

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Dress: White dress of silk chiffon printed with pattern of pink and green floral/geometric shapes decorated with clear plastic paillettes. Short, squared sleeves trimmed with band of ruched tulle and plastic pearls at rolled hem edge. Deep V-neckline in front and back, laced up with white cording across center front and back. Elastic waistband at natural waist; lower half of skirt is made up of three tiers of white tulle edged with green embroidery (?). Two interior labels: “English size 10/American size 8,” “This garment has been/produced by hand in/Zandra Rhodes studio/Dry clean only/Do not use steam/100% silk/Made in England.”
Petticoat: White satin petticoat with layers of tulle overskirts and deep ruffled hem edged with green embroidery. Two hook and eye closures at center back. Two interior labels: “English size 10/American size 8,” “This garment has been/produced by hand in/Zandra Rhodes studio/Dry clean only/Do not use steam/100% rayon/Made in England.”

Provenance

About 1984, purchased by Judith Krupp, Wellesley, MA at Zandra Rhodes boutique in London; gift of Krupp to the MFA (Accession date: April 14, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Judith Hurwitz Krupp

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.