Zandra Rhodes 50 Fabulous Years in Fashion Dennis Nothdruft, Zandra Rhodes, Iris Apfel, Suzy Menkes, Marylou Luther, Anna Sui, Joan Agajanian Quinn, Rajeev Sethi, Helena Matheopoulos, Mary Schoeser, Pierpaolo Piccioli

Publication date:
10 Sep 2019
Yale University Press
208 pages: 292 x 203mm
260 color + b-w illus.
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Celebrating decades of achievement by one of the foremost names in British fashion, whose vitality and influence continue to shine

Zandra Rhodes provides a luscious documentary of this leading British designer, spanning her 50-year career in fashion and textile design. The book showcases not only Rhodes’s work but also her vivid personality and creative energy. Both a fashion trailblazer and a consummate textile designer, she has influenced the work of contemporary labels such as Mary Katrantzou and Alice Temperley. The book honors the centrality of textile design in Rhodes’s work, while exploring the versatility of her imagination throughout her long career; contributors include Pierpaolo Piccioli (creative director of Valentino), Suzy Menkes (editor of Vogue International), and celebrated fashion designers Anna Sui and Rajeev Sethi. It also commemorates the 50th anniversary of the house of Zandra Rhodes, a British-owned and -made brand, and Rhodes’s successful establishment of the Fashion and Textile Museum in London.

Dennis Nothdruft is head of exhibitions at the Fashion and Textile Museum, London. Zandra Rhodes is a British fashion and textile designer.

Fashion and Textile Museum, London
(September 27, 2019–January 26, 2020)

[A] richly illustrated book—Irish Times Weekend

“[C]ontextualizes Rhodes' contribution to the wider fashion industry, and how her work has intersected with other movements within art and popular culture...Impressive photo research has resulted in some wonderful magazine covers and pages featuring Rhodes' designs.”—Inga Walton, Textile Fibre Forum [Magazine]

“In this new book, the designer’s best work from her 50-year career is collated alongside commentary from the likes of Suzy Menkes and Anna Sui”—Stylist

“This book is beautiful [. . .] this is delicious [. . .]  who designed it?” —Claudia Winkleman, BBC Radio 2

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