Zandra RhodeOct 24, 2022
Proust Questionnaire 37
Dame Zandra Rhodes, Fashion Designer
New Books Network 2022
Dame Zandra Rhodes is an English fashion and textile designer who has designed garments for Diana, Princess of Wales and numerous celebrities such as rock stars Freddie Mercury and Marc Bolan. In 2003, she founded the Fashion and Textile Museum in London. Her signature, recognizable design aesthetic has left an indelible mark on the history of fashion.
In 2019, Rhodes celebrated her 50th year as a legendary figurehead of British fashion with a retrospective exhibition at the Fashion and Textile Museum titled “Zandra Rhodes: 50 Years of Fabulous,” and a book published by Yale University Press. Over the course of her groundbreaking career she has won numerous awards including a 1979 Emmy for Outstanding Individual Achievement in the Performing Arts – Costume Design.
Who better than this provocative, towering artist to take the Proust Questionnaire and share with us where she draws her motivation and creativity, how she discovered that mortality holds no fear for her, and how she views the world.
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