European Fashion Heritage Association

Journal Runway Archive

Pedro Rodriguez Tribute Runway Show, 1985


The elegant catwalk show that celebrated the Spanish Couturier for his 90th birthday

The photos belong to the archive of the firm ‘Haute Couture Pedro Rodríguez’ and were taken during the show held at the Hotel Ritz in Barcelona on May 22, 1985. The runway took place at the dinner-tribute in honor of Pedro Rodríguez on the occasion of his 90th birthday. This homage was closed with an anthological parade of models of the dressmaker belonging to well-known ladies of the Barcelona society, which were later donated to the Fashion Museum of the Barcelona City Council. Each of the models paraded with a rose in their hands – white for youngest and red for the ‘veterans’ who for long had worked with Pedro Rodríguez: each of them donated the rose to Rodriguez to honor him.

In these shots, three models an be seen marching down an elevated walkway, located in the central space of a room, with attendees sitting around it. One of them wears a jewel suit with a blue lining with a word neckline, and a dress made of blue gauze in the same color with a collar and a long sleeve, all embroidered with colored polka dots, with the collar, the cuffs on the sleeve and the bottom of the dress that are embroidered with floral motifs made of paillettes; another one wears a night ensemble composed of a white shirt with a black skirt, possibly made of satin, with volume from the top but fitted to the waist with a sash; the third, caught in movement, wears a green evening dress, completely draped, with a box collar and which forms the dress and a cape with the same piece of fabric.