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Day ensemble

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


Dimensions

Center back (dress): 148.6 cm (58 1/2 in.) Center back (jumper): 104.1 cm (41 in.)

Accession Number

2012.1045.1-2

Medium or Technique

Rayon jersey, leather; painted/dyed

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Full length light brown rayon jersey tubular dress with long sleeves, high mock turtleneck, and falling panels under sleeves edged in serrated gilded leather and gathered at small epaulettes at shoulders. Fastens with two self buttons at center back neck.

Overdress in simple rectangular design of bright purple chiffon shifting to darker slate blue at hem, printed with circular Native American-inspired motif in gold and pink on both front and back, trimmed at top and hem with pink and purple faux pearls, and gathered at center front to create and uneven hem. Gold serrated leather straps attached at front and back in simple tank style to create draped underarms. A gold leather plaque at the center front is pierced and appliqued with heart-shaped faux-stone beads, purple and pink rhinestones, and additional purple and pink faux pearls.

Signed

Interior label (underdress): "Zandra Rhodes / London" , "English size 12 / American size 10"

Interior label (overdress): "Zandra Rhodes / London"

Provenance

1980s, purchased by Lizbeth Krupp, Chestnut Hill, MA; 2012, gift of Krupp to the MFA. (Accession date: December 12, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of Lizbeth Krupp