Zandra Rhodes Lurex Dress
Brand Zandra Rhodes
Zandra Rhodes designs and textiles never disappoint. This deep burgundy dress with Henri Bendel label is a treat for the eye, with a lurex pattern of 6 point stars in silver thread woven into the fabric, more colorful, snaking pattern is incorporated along the bottom hem ruffle in shades of pink and orange.
Though appearing demure, with its long sleeve and knee-length skirt, a swath of fabric along the front bust is actually framing a peek-a-boo keyhole at the center bust. Sneaky sexy.
The dress also has satin accents: thick piping at each cuff secured with a fabric-covered bow, and a double button collar at the neck. The collar features horizontal stitching in perfectly aligned rows. The double buttons at the neck is crafted from what appear to be a metal toggles that have been covered in silver lurex fabric, then embellished with rhinestones. The keyhole at neck is also piped in the same rich burgundy satin as the dress's cuffs and collar.
The dress has a true waist and a pencil skirt with a flouncy ruffle hem along the bottom.
Dress is unlined with no other closures than the buttons at neck, it is a pull-over style.
ERA / 1980s
LABEL / Zandra Rhodes
COLOR / Deep burgundy with lurex, metallic details
MATERIAL / Acetate, Nylon + Silver Lurex Blend on the dress, 100% Silk lining.
CONDITION / Very Good, with minor collar discoloration along the back of the neck (not visible when worn) and fraying to the fabric covered buttons. Either over time the lurex has worn away from the edges of the toggles or were purposely left partially uncovered as a facet of the design. We leave it up to you to decide. Please see pictures.
SIZE / Approximate size Medium. Please see measurements below.
FIT / Dress has long sleeves and is semi-fitted through the waist with a relaxed bust that has a large swath of fabric along the front with peek-a-boo at center bust. Pencil skirt with flouncy ruffle hem in a knee or below knee length.
MEASUREMENTS / Chest - 36" / Waist - 32" / Hip - 40" / Length - 43"