Rhodes, Zandra, light green silk jersey long dress
Zandra Rhodes light green silk jersey long dress with spaghetti straps;back deep scoop neck bound with bias strip, 2 bias straps and wide band of silk jersey across scoop cutout back; left side seam slit bottom; hem- lettuce edge trimming; tunic- painted with pink shell motifs; low cowl neckline in back, high front neck trimmed with pink beads; long straight tunic with long tabs at bottom, each tab is ornamented with 2 pairs (one on each side); long straight set-in sleeves, open at sides except at elbow and wrist (where attached with thread), sleeve opening trimmed in pink beads; small pink plastic shells on right front; small opening on each shoulder; narrow ties at back neckline. ca. 1980
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This dress was worn by Mrs. Frank (Isabel) Eberstadt. Isabel was the daughter of poet Ogden Nash. Born in 1933 in Baltimore, Maryland, she later married Frederick Eberstadt. Frederick was a well-known photographer and style-setter in New York City. They were key figures in the New York social scene in the 1960s and 70s. Isabel was a graduate of Bryn Mawr and a published writer.
fiber content=Rayon, Silk
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