zandra rhodes

1970s Zandra Rhodes Signature Pleat Set

What a dramatic set! Originally meant as a lingerie this has become one of Zandra's signature pieces and I have seen girls wear this out as a full on evening ensemble. It is two separate pieces made of a fine synthetic silk that is hand washable and comprised of an in inner dress and a floor length, dramatic pleated pieces that just screams Zandra Rhodes I have seen this done in a pattern, in solid black and we have had it in a peachy pink but this is the first mint green one I have seen. Zandra is renowned for her use of design and pattern and this piece really allows her absolute genius for design shine through on its own. The cut of the outer jacket is astounding - tight knife pleats on bias cut fabric that are sculpted to form that incredible back and draped shoulder. An extravagant ruffle runs down the front and it ties just under that ruffle so the line is not broken. The under dress is a sheath of pale silk with a ruffle piece at the top and bottom. Very versatile set. Excellent condition

Both pieces are unlined. The dress slips over the head, the jacket ties at the front. There is a slight loosening to the pleats on the over piece but this happens to every one of these that I have seen so is not considered a flaw

Inner Dress
Bust: 16.5” from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16” from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19” from side seam to side seam
Total length: 56” from shoulder to bottom hem

Over Piece
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: no true defined seam
Waist: variable
Hips: open
Total length: 57” from shoulder to bottom hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML and the outer piece will fit just about any size

Reference: Over 21 Magazine, 1973 

Item# DD1778

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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