Royal Academy of Arts
Fri 19 Jul 2024
6:30 pm - 7:45 pm
Changemakers: Zandra Rhodes image

British designer Dame Zandra Rhodes discusses her bold distinctive designs and illustrious career with Shahidha Bari.
In this conversation, Zandra Rhodes will talk about championing creativity and individuality over five decades of designing iconic fashion collections.
A pioneer of the British and international fashion scene since the late 1960s, Zandra Rhodes’ dramatic designs and her own distinctive look have paved the way for fashion, challenging cultural conventions and expectations. Rhodes is an era-defining designer who has dressed international stars including Freddie Mercury, Diana Ross, Debbie Harry, and Princess Diana.
In 2003, she founded London’s Fashion and Textile Museum. In 2020, she formed the Zandra Rhodes Foundation, enabling her work to be used for the learning, creativity and imagination of current and future designers and researchers. In 2015 she was made a Dame in recognition of her contribution to fashion and textiles.
This event marks the launch of Zandra Rhodes’ memoir Iconic: My Life in Fashion in 50 Objects, in which she shares her life story for the first time. Rhodes will be signing copies after the conversation.