Zandra RhodesPosted: May 17, 2013
Zandra’s own lifestyle is as dramatic, glamorous and extrovert as her designs. With her bright pink hair, theatrical make-up and art jewellery, she has stamped her identity on the international world of fashion.
Internationally acclaimed designer whose iconic work has been seen on red carpet events and runways throughout the world.
She has designed for clients as diverse as Diana, Princess of Wales, Jackie Onassis, Elizabeth Taylor, Freddie Mercury, Kelly Osborne, Ashley Olsen, Kate Moss and Naomi Campbell.
Her early textile designs were considered too outrageous by the traditional British manufacturers so she decided to make dresses from her own fabrics and pioneered the very special use of printed textiles as an intrinsic part of the garments she created.
In 1967 she opened her first shop: The Fulham Road Clothes Shop in London with Sylvia Ayton.
She presents two major collections each year, licenses her distinctive designs to major fashion and beauty labels.
Zandra rhodes also makes jewellery, wrapping paper, china for Royal Doulton and furs for Pologeorgis in New York. She has also collaborated with MAC to produce a limited edition make-up range.
Zandra Rhodes creates breathtaking stage and costume looks for some of the world’s most popular operas.