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Woman's ensemble

English
1980s
Designed by Zandra Rhodes (English, born in 1940), Retailed by Neiman Marcus (American, founded 1907)


Object Place: London, England

Dimensions

Center back (vest): 81.3 cm (32 in.) Center back (tunic): 178 cm (70 1/16 in.) Center back (pants): 108 cm (42 1/2 in.) Center back (camisole): 40.6 cm (16 in.)

Accession Number

2010.226.1-5

Medium or Technique

Vest: cotton and rayon plain weave, printed; rhinestones; plastic (?) Tunic: silk plain weave (chiffon), printed; rhinestones; silk satin weave Pants: silk plain weave (chiffon) printed; elastic; rhinestones Camisole: rayon knit; rayon satin weave Sash: silk satin weave

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Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Yellow and green striped vest with gold printed geometric patterning and red, green, and blue lapel and lining. Slit up center back creating two tails from which hang rhinestones and large faux-pearls.

Long-sleeved tunic of sheer dark green chiffon printed with red, blue, and beige abstract swirls and lines. Two buttons at each cuff. Shoulder pads. Green satin appliquéd to the interior at center front. Fabric is slashed along hemline and trimmed with rhinestones.

Sheer dark green chiffon pants, printed with red, blue, and beige abstract swirls, lines, and feathers. Elastic waistband and drawstring. Row of rhinestone along hem. Lined in green silk.

Green/blue knit camisole with satin trimming.

Green/blue silk satin ribbon sash.

Signed

Three interior labels: "Zandra Rhodes/London," Neiman Marcus/Made in England," and "Dry clean only/Viscose 74%/Cotton 26%/Made by hand/in England."

Provenance

1980s, purchased by Judith Krupp, Wellesley, MA in Boston; gift of Krupp to the MFA (Accession date: April 14, 2010)

Credit Line

Gift of Judith Hurwitz Krupp

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.