Zandra Rhodes (past staff)

Londonwide
London Breast Cancer Ambassador


Biography

Zandra Rhodes is an iconic British fashion designer. Zandra’s own lifestyle is as dramatic, glamorous and extrovert as her designs. With her bright pink hair, theatrical make-up and art jewellery, she has stamped her identity on the international world of fashion. She was one of the new wave of British designers who put London at the forefront of the international fashion scene in the 1970s.

She has designed for clients as diverse as Diana, Princess of Wales, Jackie Onassis, Elizabeth Taylor and Freddie Mercury of the rock group ’Queen’. She continues to clothe and design for the rich and famous around the world from royalty to rock stars including: HRH Princess Michael of Kent, Debbie Harry, Bianca Jagger, Kylie Minogue, Anastasia, Paris Hilton, Joan Rivers and the late Isabella Blow.

Zandra also set up the Fashion and Textile Museum in London which was officially opened May 2003. Zandra was made a Commander of the British Empire in 1997 in recognition of her contribution to fashion and textiles and has nine Honorary Doctorates from Universities in both the UK and USA.

Zandra’s mother died of cancer and she has been a long-term supporter of Breast Cancer Campaign. She has campaigned to raise awareness of the disease and is passionate in her support for further research into a cure.

Over 4,600 women in the capital are diagnosed with breast cancer each year and we want to encourage women to regularly check for any changes to their breast and to seek advice if they see anything unusual or have any concerns.