Anne Tyrrell for John Marks 1970s Peachy Grecian Goddess Dress
Graduating from the Royal College of Art in 1960, Anne Tyrrell MBE enjoyed decades of success both as a fashion and interior designer and as visiting professor and Honorary Fellow at the Royal College of Art, London.
With the launch of her own label ‘Anne Tyrrell at John Marks’ in the mid 1960s, Anne’s clothing range was a hit with international fashion fairs such as the Pret-A-Porter in Paris, and soon became a brand leader in the international dress and evening wear field within Europe, USA, Canada and the United Kingdom.
Having won the ‘Womenswear Designer of the Year Award’ in 1980, Anne later established her London-based design consultancy named ‘Anne Tyrrell Design’, equipped with an in-house team of highly qualified designers and former Art College undergraduates, while the consultancy itself provided a worldwide service to the textile, fashion and lifestyle industry through companies such as Next Retail, British Rail, Nike, IWS, View From, House of Fraser, The Orient Express, JCB, The Limited, Cotswold Collections, Virgin, Royal Ascot, John Lewis, Mitsubishi Corporation, Bamford & Sons, and London Underground and many more.
In 2001, Anne was elected as Fellow of the Chartered Society of Designers, before being awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in 2008, while in 2013, the Norwich University of Art awarded Anne an alumna of NUA, along with an Honorary Doctorate for services to the British Fashion Industry.
At the 2014 Graduate Fashion Week Awards, Anne also received ‘The Lifetime Achievement Award’ from Hilary Alexandra, in recognition of her contribution to UK fashion and design over 50 years.
This particular 1970s piece is constructed from gloriously perfect double wrap fabric, with grecian art deco inspired one to double strap fastening with a plunging back, making for an alluring ‘goddess’ look in this Anne Tyrrell and John Marks collaboration, while as first class designers, they undoubtedly crafted an outstanding look, right down to the heavily over-stitched clasp style strap, saucily deep-cut back and the double layer wrap skirting.
Designer Anne Tyrrell
Fabric 100% ban lon nylon so handwashable
Size Label reads UK 12 but will fit UK 8-10
Condition Excellent (see condition chart)
Measurements Measured flat without stretching (please double for complete size)
Bust (at widest point) 15.5″
Under Bust 14″
Length (underarm to hem) 47″
Mannequin is UK 8-10 | Bust 31.5″ | Waist 24″ | Hips 34.5″
The dress was not pinned for photography purposes
Professionally vintage dry-cleaned by our affiliates and ready for immediate use