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 at 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. Throughout 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 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 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 the 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 affair with him in 1975. She is still with him but there is no 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 in 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.