Patterned silk cocktail dress. Approximately size 10. Smocking around neckline, weighted sleeves with opening at shoulders, weighted neckline. Zandra Rhodes signature repeated throughout pattern. Excellent condition. Optional matching belt.
I think my mother purchased this dress in either New York city (Manhattan) or in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I believe it was new when she bought it.
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It is a beautiful vintage silk Zandra Rhodes dress. Such vintage clothes are being offered at auction on a regular basis.
The dress has a lovely design and the Zandra Rhodes brand is known for its good quality materials. The dress was made by Zandra Rhodes for Jack Mulqueen in the 1970s. The pattern of the silk and the style of the dress is very typical of this particular period and fashion.It appears to be well kept and in good condition. This is important for potential buyers.
It is a lovely collectors item that I am petty sure will attract both collectors and dealers if it came up for auction.
The estimate provided is for a well-advertised specialised online vintage clothes auction, where I believe the Zandra Rhodes has the best chance of realising its fullest potential. However, there is no measurement for the sentimental value you might attach to the beautiful silk dress. Retail "asking prices" can be higher and vary.
Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I’m happy to help.