DIANA’S ZANDRA RHODES DRESS GOES UP FOR AUCTION IN LOS ANGELES

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Gorgeous Princess Diana ivory chiffon cocktail dress, worn to a Birthright benefit held at the London Palladium in May of 1987. Custom-made by the British designer, Zandra Rhodes, gown was from Rhodes’ 1985 autumn/winter collection entitled ”India Revisited.” Ivory-colored long-sleeve gown is designed in a ”button & bows” pattern, with zig-zag bands to the hem on white silk chiffon, laid over its white silk jersey lining. Pleated bodice is studded with pearl beads and sequins, and waistband is made of quilted white satin over the draped skirt. Entire gown has pink crystals and pearl beads stitched to hemlines and edges, and finally, small pearl quatrefoils are applied to the rear closure all by hand. Incredibly intricate and ornate gown has a 36” bust x 26” waist.