Dress

Designed by Zandra Rhodes (English, born in 1940)


Dimensions

Center back: 128.3 cm (50 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2013.763

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Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black and white printed dress with beaded embellishments. Silk- chiffon. Angel sleeve, that extends slightly past the elbow (edges of sleeves have trim of small faux pearls and small black pyramidal beads). Shoulders are rounded and lightly padded. Jewel neckline with trim of small faux pearls and small black pyramidal beads. The skirt consists of two flowing tiers. The top tier is about mid-calf length and the inner tier extends to the ankle. The edge of the skirt is also lined with the pearl and black beads. The waist is cinched with a belt attachment of black silk (the silk is embellished with rows of the backstitch with black thread). On the inside of the dress, attached at the belt, is a black silk slip skirt. The dress opens at the back and buttons down to the waist, at the belt.

Provenance

Before 2011, acquired by Evelyn H. Lauder (b. 1936 - d. 2011); 2011, given by inheritance to her husband, Leonard A. Lauder, New York, NY; 2013, gift of Lauder to the MFA. (Accession date: June 26, 2013)

Credit Line

The Evelyn H. Lauder Fashion Collection—Gift of Leonard A. Lauder

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.