Pink dress RAIN [Pepsi Ladies]

Registration number: 105IND
Type of collection:Clothes
Registration number: 105IND
Class:Social Outfit
Denomination:Clothing
Title:Pink dress RAIN [Pepsi Ladies]
Author:Angel, Zuzu
Background/Collection:Zuzu Angel
Production date:Década de 1960
Local production:Donation
Clothes history: The title attributed by Zuzu Angel was “Rain”, for the dress that she designed for her daughter, Ana Cristina. Later on, it was renamed as Pepsi Ladies dress, as a reference to the fact that the actress Joan Crawford, who ordered an identical model, had been married to one of Pepsi Cola’s biggest shareholders and became a member of the brand’s board after her husband’s death. According to Hildegard Angel, the dress was originally made for a fashion show and worn by her sister, Ana Cristina, at a party held in Copacabana Palace’s Golden Room, in Rio de Janeiro, on December 1967. On this particular occasion, Joan Crawford’s going away party, the actress requested a dress of the same model to the designer for herself.
Dimensions:
Width: 0,70
Height: 1,40
Circumference: 0,80
Technique:Embroidered by hand , Hand sewn, Machine sewn
Material:Sequins, Organza, Silk, Tulle, Zipper, Button , Bracket
Clothes description: Long sleeve dress, made in silk and pink tulle, with half sleeves and a embroidery made in colored gems and sequins in different shapes in gold and silver. The embroidery is concentrated at the collar, forming a peak, creating an effect that resembles raindrops all throughout the piece. Below the embroidered organza there is a tulle and silk with silver sparkles directly beneath it. Inside the piece there is a beige lining. The sleeve doesn’t have a lining or tulle. Closing on the back with brackets and a 0, 61 cm pink polyester zipper and white snap buttons. The waist’s width is 0, 44 cm.
Associated events:Zuzu Angel – I am Brazilian fashion. “Museu Histórico Nacional” (National Historic Museum) Rio de Janeiro, 2006. Ocupação Zuzu Angel (Zuzu Angel Occupation) Exhibition. Itaú Cultural Institute. São Paulo, 2014.
Complementary clothes: Does not apply.
Description of complementary clothes: Does not apply.

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[Photographic record of Júlio Coutinho, Joan Crawford and Zuzu Angel at social event]

Photographic record of Júlio Coutinho, Joan Crawford and Zuzu Angel at a social event, possibly held at the Copacabana Palace hotel in 1967 .

[Photographic record of Ana Cristina wearing a Pepsi Ladies dress at the Fashion and Freedom collection fashion show]

Photographic record of Ana Cristina wearing a Pepsi Ladies dress at the Fashion and Freedom fashion show held on 04/08/1967 at the Copacabana Palace Hotel’s Golden room. Has handwritten information about the fashion show mentioned on the back of the photograph.

[Photographic reproduction of photo of Joan Crawford and Zuzu Angel at social event]

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