zandra rhodes

1980s Zandra Rhodes Rich Jewel Tone Cut Velvet Devore Caftan Dress

Zandra Rhodes is one of my favorite designers and it is always a treat to have one of her pieces for you. This is an incredible cut velvet fabric that she has had custom made with one of her own proprietary designs. It gives it that incredible Zandra Rhode touch while hearkening back to the decadence of the twenties in feel. 

This is a very wearable, gorgeous piece that can go for a fancier day piece to full on evening wear. The fabric is unusual for her but still showcased one of her signature designs within its patterns. It is done in a rich deep jewel burgundy red and a black chiffon base. The chiffon parts are partially transparent but it is backed in a black fabric so that you get depth but without the dress being see-through. Onto that is the pattern in a fluid devore cut velvet. It is incredible sensual and  feels wonderful when on the body. It is cut to skim over the body with a loose and easy waist. It gently widens out as it nears the hem and this makes it very easy to wear. The bodice has just a touch of detailing across the front with a small detailing of hand applied sequin paillettes and beads. The sleeves are unlined and are cut wide and full to just about the elbow, they are open along the inner seam and slightly overlay there so that when you move they have incredible movement Each is finished with the same bead and sequin detail all around the edge. I love the silk finish around the wide cut neckline. It is the perfect finishing detail. The dress appears to have never been worn, or worn very little. Excellent condition

The dress is fully lined in a black silky rayon and it closes with a back zipper. The bead and sequin work detailing are hand applied. This came from the estate of a very good Rhodes client and may have been a custom order. It looks to have been worn very little if at all. 

Shoulders: 15.5"
Bust: to 19" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 15.5" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 21" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Length: 53.5" from shoulder to longest points on the hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD3528

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

Setting up a layaway is super easy and we are happy to provide this service!

Here's how deposits work on a standard layaway:

  • We require three equal payments of the layaway total. You will be invoiced for the first amount upon request
  • payment two of the remaining balance will be billed two weeks from the date of the initial deposit.
  • The final payment is due two weeks after the second payment and shipping will be billed on this invoice as well.
  • items less then $500, or that are on sale, require a 50% deposit with the final payment due in two weeks from the date of deposit 

Read More

We offer flat rate Standard UPS shipping worldwide. All shipping options are displayed at checkout in the pull down menus provided.

Want it faster?

We offer flat rates for expedited and express shipping options - these will also display at check out and can be selected with the drop down menu during the checkout process.

Read More

SIZE GUIDE

Please review all measurements carefully. More often than not, vintage garments do not fit any size category exactly. If in doubt, measure a garment of your own that fits and is a similar cut and compare it's measurements to the listed measurements below.

SEE MORE FROM THE 1980S