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Zandra Rhodes (1940-), Fashion designer

Dame Zandra Lindsey Rhodes

Sitter in 12 portraits
Fashion designer Rhodes, whose mother was a fitter in a Paris fashion house, was born in Kent. She trained at Medway College of Art (1959-61), and the Royal College of Art (1961-64), where she subsequently taught. In 1964 she became design partner in the Fulham Road Clothes Shop, and set up her print factory and studio the following year, producing dresses using her own prints. In the 1970s Rhodes designed clothes for royalty and the rock band Queen. From 1987 her clothes were influenced by, and made from the Indian sari. She is known as an innovator in the use of various fabrics including jersey, made up into garments with 'lettuce' edges and seams on the outside. She set up her Fashion Museum in Bermondsey in 2003.

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P1241

Zandra Rhodes

by Bernard Lee ('Bern') Schwartz
dye transfer print, 23 June 1977
NPG P1241

P850

Zandra Rhodes

by Norman Parkinson
colour print, 1981
NPG P850

6221

Zandra Rhodes

by Andrew Logan
glass mosaic bust, 1989
NPG 6221

x184038

Zandra Rhodes

by Universal Pictorial Press and Agency Ltd
bromide press print, March 1978
NPG x184038

x40350

Zandra Rhodes

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1979
NPG x40350

x40351

Zandra Rhodes

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1979
NPG x40351

x30143

Zandra Rhodes

by Norman Parkinson
colour print on card mount, 1981
NPG x30143

x45581

Zandra Rhodes

by Steve Pyke
bromide fibre print, 1993
NPG x45581

x47315

Zandra Rhodes

by Peter Lane
resin print, 1993
NPG x47315

P1937

'Fashion Designers' (including Bill Gibb, Zandra Rhodes, Dame Mary Quant)

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, April 1973
NPG P1937

x184037

Zandra Rhodes

by Unknown photographer
bromide press print, 17 June 1980
NPG x184037

x47314

Zandra Rhodes

by Peter Lane
resin print, 1993
NPG x47314

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