Zandra Lindsey RHODES

Biography

Gender Female
Titles N/A
Birthdate 1940-09-19
Education Medway Technical Sch for Girls Chatham, Medway Coll of Art Rochester, Royal Coll of Art (DesRCA)
Publications N/A
Recreations gardening, travelling, drawing, watercolours
Clubs N/A
Style Miss Zandra Rhodes, CBE
Career started career as textile designer 1964, set up print factory and studio with Alexander McIntyre 1965, sold designs (and converted them into clothes) to Foale and Tuffin and Roger Nelson, transferred to fashion industry 1966, partnership with Sylvia Ayton producing dresses using own prints, opened Fulham Rd clothes shop (fndr ptnr and designer) 1967-68, first solo collection US 1969 (met with phenomenal response from Vogue and Women's Wear Daily), thereafter established as foremost influential designer (developed unique use of printed fabrics and treatment of jersey), prodr annual spectacular fantasy shows USA; fndr (with Anne Knight and Ronnie Stirling): Zandra Rhodes (UK) Ltd, Zandra Rhodes Shops 1975-86; md: Zandra Rhodes (UK) Ltd 1975-, ZLR Ltd (formerly Zandra Rhodes Shops); first shop London 1975 (others opened in Bloomingdales NY, Marshall Field Chicago, Seibu Tokyo and Harrods London), shops and licencees now worldwide; Zandra Rhodes designs currently incl: interior furnishing, wallpaper, scarves, hosiery, mens' ties, sheets and pillowcases, saris, jewellery, rugs, kitchen accessories, fine china figurines; launched fine arts and prints collections Dyanssen Galleries USA 1989, fur collection for Pologeorgis Furs 1995-; solo exhibitions incl: Texas Gallery Houston 1981, La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego 1982, Barbican Centre 1982, Parson's Sch of Design NY 1982, Art Museum of Santa Cruz 1983, The Surface and Beyond Phoenix Art Museum 1997; work represented in numerous permanent costume collections incl: V&A, City Museum & Art Gallery Stoke-on-Trent, Royal Pavilion Brighton Museum, City Art Gallery Leeds, Met Museum NY, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences Sydney, Nat Museum of Victoria Melbourne; fndr Zandra Rhodes Fndn 1997-; notable licences incl: Eva Stillman Lingeria (USA) 1977, Wamsutta sheets and pillow cases (USA) 1976, CVP Designs interior fabrics and settings (UK) 1977, Philip Hockey Decorative Furs (UK) 1986, Zandra Rhodes Saris (India) 1987, Littlewoods Catalogues (UK) for printed t-shirt and Intasia sweaters 1988, Hilmet silk scarves and men's ties (UK) 1989, Bonnay perfumes 1993, Coats Patons needlepoint (UK) 1998, Pologeorgis Furs (USA) 1995, Zandra Rhodes II hand painted ready to wear collection (Hong Kong) 1995, Grattan Catalogue sheets and duvets (UK); set and costume designer Aida (ENO) 2007; acknowledged spokeswoman and personality of 60s and 70s (famous for green and later pink coloured hair), frequent speaker on fashion and design; subject of numerous documentaries and films incl: This is Your Life 1985, Classmates 1989, Colour Eye 1991; Designer of the Year English Fashion Trade UK 1972, Emmy Award for Best Costume Design Romeo and Juliet on Ice CBS TV 1984, Best Show of the Year New Orleans 1985, Woman of Distinction Award Northwood Inst Dallas Texas 1986, Lifetime Achievement Award (Hall of Fame) Br Fashion Awards 1995; key to Cities of: Miami, Hollywood, Philadelphia; hon fell Kent Inst of Art and Design 1992; Hon DFA Int Fine Arts Coll Miami, Hon Dr RCA, Hon DD CNAA 1987, Hon DLitt Univ of Westminster 2000; RDI 1977, FSIAD 1982
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