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Zandra Rhodes Red Orange Hand Painted Pleated Jacket Top 1970s


Outspoken, unapologetic, and always fabulous, London based designer Dame Zandra Rhodes is an icon of the bohemian bricolage aesthetic. By designing her own prints, Rhodes was able to create looks that are truly unique and reflective of her creative vision. With over 50 years in fashion, Rhodes’s designs have graced many issues of Vogue magazine and have been famously worn by the likes of Princess Diana, Freddie Mercury, and Diana Ross. Her pieces are highly sought after and becoming harder to find, so it’s always exciting to get a new Zandra Rhodes piece in the shop!

Produced by hand in the Zandra Rhodes studio, this gorgeous 1970’s jacket top is a perfect example of Rhodes’s inimitable style. The micro pleated top features an abstract design of squiggles, loops, and lines in tiffany blue, pink, and brown on a saturated red-orange ground. The top begins with a square neckline and ruffled angel sleeves framed by a fabulous sculpted ruffle trim that extends from shoulder to shoulder.

The jacket has a relaxed fit and remains elegant throughout with side slits at the waist that allow for greater ease of movement. Each slit is adorned with a beautiful knotted tiffany blue tassel, giving this jacket an oriental feeling that is further enhanced by the single button closure at the front placket.

Size: 6 US / 8UK

Size estimate: Medium

Bust: 36 inches

Waist: 36 inches

Hips: 38 inches

Length: 24 inches

The jacket falls just below the hips in a ruffled hem with a hand painted tiffany blue trim to match the piping at the shoulders and ruffle trim at the sleeves and neckline, drawing the jacket together visually. Complete with stitch detailing and a tiffany blue silk trim at the center front placket, this jacket is a special addition to the discerning fashion lover’s wardrobe and can easily be styled with palazzo pants or a chic sheath dress to create an unforgettable evening ensemble.

This Zandra Rhodes top is unlined and has a single button closure at the front placket. In excellent condition, it has been professionally eco dry cleaned and pressed. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.

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