1987 "Secrets Of the Nile" Zandra Rhodes Beaded Gown

From the 1987 collection "Secrets of the Nile" is this beautiful gown that is a combination of silk organza that has been hand painted, Hand done bead and sequin work, and embroidery are done in a beautiful combination of blue and gold. The bodice is made of a  silk with a intricate design that has been created through beading and embroidery. Both the back and front are densely covered and I love the long drop waist silhouette. The sleeves are stunning and set to sit low and off shoulder, and are quite wide and full with the fabric wrapping over itself. That skirt is just amazing with a beautiful customs design by Zandra running over its surface in gold, all completely hand painted and done to create a myriad of starts scattered across the surface. It has an inner skirt of black jersey but the fullness you see is crated purely by the choice of the fabric and the cut and way it is set into the waist. A keyhole that ties at the back of the neck is the perfect finish. It is just extraordinary and very special and over the top in the best possible way! Excellent, appears unworn condition!

Fully lined with a black silk through the bodice and a stretch jersey lining though the skirt. It closes with a back set zipper and ties above that as shown. The bead work, sequins and embroidery and the painted fabric are all done by hand. There is a little tiny split in the fabric  just above the seam under one arm - I have photoed it - you cannot see it at all when its on because of the volume of fabric in the sleeve. It appears stable. Priced accordingly

Sleeves: 15"
Shoulders: no true defined seam
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 21" from neck to center waist
Skirt: 36" from center waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED

Item# DD2063

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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