Zandra Rhodes was one of the British designers who put London at the forefront of the international fashion scene in the 1970's. Her designs are considered creative statements, dramatic but graceful, bold but feminine. Zandra is renowned for her use of prints, and this piece really lets her brilliance shine through. This exemplar of Rhodes' early work is an important find for the serious collector. According to Rhodes, "The lily prints are vital in two respects. First, I love them and feel they represent the best of my work. It is also the original paper design Field of Lilies that the Victoria and Albert Museum chose for their textile archives." The ethereal creation floats over the body like a delicate butterfly. It is constructed of a fine black semi-sheer silk chiffon that is entirely hand-painted. The 'Field of Lilies' print is embellished all over and I adorable the wide scoop neck angel-sleeve bodice with sparkling bead work throughout. The elasticized waist flatters the figure and creates an unforgettable silhouette. Rhodes' exotic originality makes her work among the most copied in the fashion world today. The pictures speak for themselves.
Waist: 26-30 inches (due to elastic stretch)
Hips: Free Sweep
Total Length: 44 inches
This Zandra Rhodes couture designer garment is in excellent condition with no discoloration, stains or missing beadwork. The garment has no closures and slips over the head. It has an elastic waist and is very generous in cut. Only sign of age is a few very tiny pin-holes to the chiffon which are not noticeable when worn. Please e-mail for detailed pictures. This garment is over 40 years old and is truly exquisite. Very unique, collectible and rare.