The Fashion and Textile Museum has opened its major exhibition of museum founder Zandra Rhodesâ€™s dresses and prints.
Though she released her first collection in 1969, her breakthrough design was the innovative "73/44", a very flattering dress with a deep collar and elegant sleeves. She has since built on and transformed the simple and graceful design of the "73/44" to keep its edge throughout the years. The exhibit succeeds in showing Rhodes's evolution as she has incorporated ideas from ethnic clothing and punk attitude.
Rhodes was elected Royal Designer for Industry in 1974, and she has been worn by many celebrities including Kylie Minogue and Bianca Jagger.
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