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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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Zandra Rhodes

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


Zandra Rhodes

by Norman Parkinson
colour print, 1981
NPG P850


Zandra Rhodes

by Andrew Logan
glass mosaic bust, 1989
NPG 6221


Zandra Rhodes

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


Zandra Rhodes

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1979
NPG x40350


Zandra Rhodes

by Cecil Beaton
bromide print, 1979
NPG x40351


Zandra Rhodes

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


Zandra Rhodes

by Steve Pyke
bromide fibre print, 1993
NPG x45581


Zandra Rhodes

by Peter Lane
resin print, 1993
NPG x47315


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

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, April 1973
NPG P1937


Zandra Rhodes

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


Zandra Rhodes

by Peter Lane
resin print, 1993
NPG x47314


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