Rhodoid Disc Dress Kit

$1,495 $1,895

Collectible 1996 limited edition re-issue rhodoid disc dress by Paco Rabanne is a stunning "Do It Yourself" kit version of the iconic 1966 piece. The signature style was introduced in his first haute couture collection, titled "12 Unwearable Dresses in Contemporary Materials.” Revolutionary for creating space age fashion out of non-traditional materials such as plastics and metal, this dress is now included in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's permanent collection and is listed in Marie Claire's "50 Dresses That Changed Fashion.' In 1996 Paco Rabanne released a limited edition "Do It Yourself" version of the dress consisting of discs and metal rings in a little plastic suitcase. Photographed by Guy Bourdain on Donyale Luna for Vogue 1966.

We've done the hard work for you and assembled the basic version of the dress. Timeless pullover-style tank sheath dress made of rhodoid paillettes and metal connector jump rings, forming a peekaboo chain maille effect. Additional discs included for you to customize the style as you desire. Kit includes 1 completed dress, discs, metal jump rings, two pliers, instructions, and a clear plastic case. We would wear over a nude slip or bikini to the most amazing poolside party in town- but really, you can wear this stunning showpiece anytime you want to capture all of the attention in the room. Light gold.

*Note that the dress is light gold; any appearance of golden/silver gradation or aqua hue is due to reflections and lighting effects. Please scroll through all photos for full representation.

-Condition: Excellent / Unworn Condition (includes original box and instructions; was constructed by Marie and never previously worn)
-Estimated Size: Small/Medium
-Material: Metal, Rhodoid
-Made In France

(taken from lining)
-Bust: 40"
-Waist: 30"
-Hip: 38"
-Sweep: 42"
-Length (Center Back to Hem): 12"
-Length (Underarm to Hem): 24.5"
-Shoulder-to-Shoulder: 12"


Please note that garment specs are the total measurement in inches, taken flat from the outside face unless noted otherwise. Please be sure to leave enough allowance for ease of movement and comfort, especially when considering the fit of a lined jacket or coat. We recommend comparing against measurements of clothing with which you are familiar with the fit. Check out these this great tutorial if you are unsure how to measure your garments: Illustrated Measuring Guide

Please read all descriptions and measurements, and purchase carefully. Due to the unique nature of vintage items, all sales are final. 



Bent Knee Mannequin
-Size: 4
-Bust: 33.5"
-Waist: 25.5"
-Hip: 35"
-Inseam (to ankle): 32"


Extended Leg Mannequin
-Size: 2
-Bust: 31"
-Waist: 25"
-Hip: 34"
-Inseam (to ankle): 33"

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