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Zandra Rhodes Biography

Dibya Raj Adhikari Mon Oct, 2015
Zandra Rhodes

Facts of Zandra Rhodes

Date of Birth: 1940 , September-19
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Name Zandra Rhodes
Birth Name Zandra Lindsey Rhodes
Nick Name Princess of Punk
Nationality British
Birth Place/City Catham, Kent, England
Ethnicity British
Profession Fashion Designer
Hair Color Pink
Famous for Fashion Designing
Special Title Princess of Punk
Affair with Salah Hassanein
Married No
Children No
Education University for the Creative Arts, Royal College of Art
Awards Commander of the Order of the British Empire, Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire
Online Presence Instagram, Twitter

Quick Timeline of Zandra Rhodes

1940 Born in Chatham, Kent
1975 Began dating Salah Hassanein
1997 Appointed as Commander of the British Empire
2014 Honored by 2014 Birthday Honours
1984 Nominated in Daytime Emmy Awards
1966 Began her designing career
2003 Founded Fashion and Textile Museum
2006 Appeared in The Archers
2009 Crashed her car

Detail Timeline of Zandra Rhodes

September 19 , 1940

Born in Chatham, Kent

Zandra Rhodes was from the middle class family born as Zandra Lindsey Rhodes in Chatham, Kent, England. 

1975

Began dating Salah Hassanein

Zandra Rhodes has never been married in her life but she has been romantically linked with Salah Hassanein since a long time. She began her romantic love affairs with him from 1975. She is still with him but there is no any sign of them getting married.

1997

Appointed as Commander of the British Empire

Commander of the British Empire is one of the prestigious awards in the world of arts and science and everyone feels honored if they win this award. She has also once been honored with this post and that was in 1997

2014

Honored by 2014 Birthday Honours

In 2014, she received 2014 Birthday Honours. This awards in mainly given by the Commonwealth realms of Queen Elizabeth II. She received this honor for her continuous work in British fashion and textiles. 

1984

Nominated in Daytime Emmy Awards

She has been nominated in lots of prestigious awards and she has also won some of them. In 1984, she got her first and only nomination in Daytime Emmy Awards and that was for Outstanding Individual Achievement. 

1966

Began her designing career

She received her formal education from somewhere in Chatham, Kent. After completing her school education, she joined Royal College of Art and majored in printed textile design. She began her fashion designing career after that. She has also opened several boutique shops in her early days. 

2003

Founded Fashion and Textile Museum

Since her childhood days, she was interested in arts, fashion, design and many more. After completing her school education she has been actively involved in these fields. In 2003, she founded her own Fashion and Textile Museum

September 22 , 2006

Appeared in The Archers

Besides her fashion designing career, she has also appeared in several television shows. At the end of 2006, she made her first television appearances and that was in the The Archers. After that, she also made her appearance in the television series Absolutely Fabulous.

June 30 , 2009

Crashed her car

2009 was kind of a bad year for her, she nearly killed a woman and also injured her badly. While she was driving her car back to home, she got into a car accident; she hit her car into the Ace Hardware store. In this accident, a 42 years old lady nearly lost her life. 

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Zandra Rhodes is an English renowned fashion designer born as Zandra Lindsey Rhodes on the 19th of September 1940 in Chatham, Kent, England. Though the details of her parents are unknown, it is known that she was inspired to take up fashion by her mother, who was a fitter for the Paris Fashion House of Worth. Her mother was also a lecturer at the Medway College of Art

Rhodes started her collegiate studies from the Medway College of Art (University for the Creative Arts) and later joined the Royal College of Art in London. The lady's major area of interest was printed textile design. 

She started out with her textile designs in the early stages of her career but, all of her designs were thought to be too outrageous by the British Manufacturers. This inspired her to change her career line to that of fashion designing where she used her printed textiles as a part of her garments. 

Her first shop, The Fulham Road Clothes Shop opened in 1967 in London with the co-partnership of Sylvia Ayton. Two years later, she established herself as a prominent designer as her designs were featured in Diana Vreeland's American Vogue

After that, she raked up to fame as her designs started to grab the attention of several high-profile designers, Henri Bendel, Sakowitz, Neiman Marcus, and Saks. Through her career, she became the Designer of the Year in 1972 and Royal Designer for Industry in 1974

With her glamorous looks and designs, she got the nickname of Princess of Punk. The lady has designed dresses for several high-profile clientele such as Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor, Anastasia, Kylie Minogue, Paris Hilton, and so on. 

Her vintage dresses are also in the collections of the famed artists like Tom Ford and Anna Sui themselves. Not to boast but, her pieces have been worn by Kelly Osbourne, Naomi Campbell, Ashley Olsen, and Kate Moss

The 77 years' old lady was made a Commander of the British Empire for her contribution to the fashion and textiles in 1997. Similarly, also has 9 Honorary Doctorates from Universities in UK and USA. She also received the Dame awards on the auspicious occasion of Queen's birthday. 

Zandra Rhodes has never been married in her life but she has been romantically linked with Salah Hassanein for a long time. She began her romantic love affairs with him from 1975. She is still with him but there is no any sign of them getting married.

Her salary and net worth are expected to be high but the exact figure of her properties and assets are still unknown.

She has a five-story house in Notting Hill bought in 1995. The house was actually for the purpose of storing her originals. But, later, she had a workshop, flat, a shot, and a self-turned exhibition space on the area. 

The fashion designer is usually active on her social media profiles such as Instagram and Twitter. She has 6986 followers on her twitter with 934 tweets and over 36.8K followers on Instagram with 699 posts as of July 2018