Thursday, January 13, 2011

Rhodes Scholar

I may not have studied at Oxford with the brightest minds of our time, but I do know a lot about Zandra Rhodes. This gown has nothing to do with Cecil Rhodes or the Rhodes Scholarships founded in 1902. Just wanted to throw that out there to avoid any legal issues. That said, I am rather well versed in the works of Ms. Zandra Rhodes (no relation to Cecil) so for the sake of this post consider me a Z. Rhodes Scholar.

The dress in question (see below) is not the usual painted chiffon goddess gown that Ms. Rhodes is so well known for [click here for examples]. The dress is fashioned of black jersey with a goldish bronze satin halter bodice and asymmetric ties. The empire waistline is designed with safety pins and and a cascade of black jersey dripping off of the pearl and crystal adorned pins. This is from her 70's punk collection inspired by the punks roaming the streets of London at the time.

Zandra Rhodes black jersey and gold/bronze halter safety pin punk dress, c.70's. Marked UK 10/US 8 Modern 4 to 6

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