Rhodoid Disc Dress Kit


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"

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


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

COVID-19 Shipping Updates

as of 5/28/2020


In light of the current carrier service interruptions due to COVID-19, we have updated our shipping policies. For domestic orders we are offering a $5 flat rate USPS shipping promotion, in addition to UPS ground and expedited services for an additional cost We have upgraded all international orders to ship via UPS or DHL.
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