Dress, Sylvia Ayton and Zandra Rhodes, 1966

Dress, Sylvia Ayton and Zandra Rhodes, 1966

Dress
Sylvia Ayton (1937-) and Zandra Rhodes (1940-)
1966
Organdie and linen
Retailed at Top Gear (9 guineas)
Lent by Sylvia Ayton MBE
Photograph by Ronald Traeger, 1966 (detail) Vogue © The Condé Nast Publications Ltd

Ayton and Rhodes opened the Fulham Road Clothes Shop in 1968, having previously designed for a number of boutiques run by friends. Their clothes were admired for the adventurous prints and flattering shapes. This dress combines a skillfully cut, angular neckline with a circle print inspired by the dresses that Paco Rabanne made from huge plastic sequins.