Important Zandra Rhodes Couture graphic printed oatmeal wool full-length cape dating back to 1970. Zandra Rhodes was one of the British designers who put London at the forefront of the international fashion scene in the 1970's. Her designs are considered creative statements, dramatic but graceful, bold but feminine. Zandra is renowned for her use of prints, and this piece really lets her brilliance shine through. The garment is fashioned in oatmeal felted wool pieced with a wide green band flanked in gorgeous mauve pink. I love the inverted wool scallops with gorgeous top-stitching and fancy silk tassels. The "easy-to-wear" draped cape silhouette is so fresh and strikingly modern. The pictures speak for themselves. Rhodes' exotic originality makes her work among the most copied in the fashion world today.
This Zandra Rhodes designer garment is in excellent museum-quality condition with no stains or discoloration. Hidden snap closures and fully-lined. Only sign of age is some minor wear to the felt wool. Please message for details pictures. This full-length cape is over 40 years old and is truly exquisite. A same cape was featured in Vogue magazine and is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Collection. Very unique, collectible and rare.