Rachael’s Black Dress.
Black silk and snake skin two-piece couture suit designed by Charles Knode, comprising a waisted hip-length jacket with padding to shoulders, collars and cuffs trimmed with black snake skin, additional snake skin relief to breast and five button closure together with corresponding knee length skirt.
This costume was worn by Sean Young during the Tyrell’s Building sequence (introduction of the character and the Voight-Kampft test).
It was also worn by the actress during the London premiere and promotion of the film in 1982. The style of this dress was the inspiration for the “power dressing” fashion trend for business women in the late 80’s and early 90’s.
The full costume was originally sold in auction in 2001 for £ 950 and belongs now to a British private collector.