Vintage Rare Zandra Rhodes Pink and Green Floral 'Mount Olympus' Gown 1983

$550.00

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Item details

Vintage from the 1980s

Materials

silk, polyester, bead, glass bead, embroidery

Vintage and very rare Zandra Rhodes pink and green floral nymph gown. This dress features layers of multi-color hand dyed silk and exquisite beading throughout. It was a part of her Spring/Summer 1983 collection entitled "Mount Olympus". Labeled with "Zandra Rhodes" and "Martha," which was an exclusive department store based in New York City and Palm Beach.

Measurements:
28" Bust
24" Waist
44" Length

80% silk and 20% polyester

In very good vintage condition.

Wear consistent with age and use.

Zandra Rhodes born in 1940 studied at the Royal College of Art and the Medway College of Art in Textile Design. Her mother was a fitter at a Paris fashion house and a teacher at Medway. She opened her own shop in 1969 in response to her designs being labeled too flamboyant for conservative London manufacturers. She quickly was on the cutting edge of the London fashion revival. Ms. Rhodes was as striking as her designs…her trademarks were green hair and theatrical makeup.

She credited her influence as organic shapes and materials, and nature, and her clothing emulates a certain fluid grace, including chiffon, hand painting, organza, and the revival of the crinoline. Later on, trademark details included jeweled safety pins and reversed exposed seams. The late 1990s saw an Indian influence due to her travels to India.

Among her achievements have been a variety of exhibitions, including an unexpected exhibit for the San Diego children’s museum, for which she also created a paper doll book. Her designs were worn by Freddie Mercury and Queen during the 1970s. Her most famed achievements include designing clothing for Diana, the Princess of Wales, and being made a Commander of the British Empire in 1997 by Queen Elizabeth II. Her clothing enjoys a cult following in the United States today.

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Vintage and very rare Zandra Rhodes pink and green floral nymph gown. This dress features layers of multi-color hand dyed silk and exquisite beading throughout. It was a part of her Spring/Summer 1983 collection entitled "Mount Olympus". Labeled with "Zandra Rhodes" and "Martha," which was an exclusive department store based in New York City and Palm Beach.

Measurements:
28" Bust
24" Waist
44" Length

80% silk and 20% polyester

In very good vintage condition.

Wear consistent with age and use.

Zandra Rhodes born in 1940 studied at the Royal College of Art and the Medway College of Art in Textile Design. Her mother was a fitter at a Paris fashion house and a teacher at Medway. She opened her own shop in 1969 in response to her designs being labeled too flamboyant for conservative London manufacturers. She quickly was on the cutting edge of the London fashion revival. Ms. Rhodes was as striking as her designs…her trademarks were green hair and theatrical makeup.

She credited her influence as organic shapes and materials, and nature, and her clothing emulates a certain fluid grace, including chiffon, hand painting, organza, and the revival of the crinoline. Later on, trademark details included jeweled safety pins and reversed exposed seams. The late 1990s saw an Indian influence due to her travels to India.

Among her achievements have been a variety of exhibitions, including an unexpected exhibit for the San Diego children’s museum, for which she also created a paper doll book. Her designs were worn by Freddie Mercury and Queen during the 1970s. Her most famed achievements include designing clothing for Diana, the Princess of Wales, and being made a Commander of the British Empire in 1997 by Queen Elizabeth II. Her clothing enjoys a cult following in the United States today.

☛ Visit our website: www.shopmiamivintage.com

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