Installation view of “Zandra Rhodes: A Lifelong Love Affair with Textiles” in the Massachusetts College of Art’s Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery, on view through December 1. Free and open to the public, the exhibit includes displays of her textiles, plus more than 40 of Rhodes’s high-fashion garments.
MassArt senior Sarah Burke poses in a Zandra Rhodes wrap. Burke worked in the designer’s expansive London studio for three weeks in August and lived in her home.
Designer Zandra Rhodes will sign exhibition catalogs at MassArt on Tuesday, Oct. 16, from noon to 1:30 p.m. 617-879-7333.
Sarah Burke shares Rhodes’s obsession with color, pattern, and painting.
Waistcoat and coat in Rhodes’s “Chevron Shawl” print (1970).
Detail of deep-stitched and boned-satin waistband from the “Chinese”collection (1979).
Crinoline with V-neck (1973), a dramatic variant of Rhodes’s iconic 73/44 dress.
Installation view of “Zandra Rhodes: A Lifelong Love Affair with Textiles,” showing Rhodes’s vibrant use of color.
Rhodes’s iconic “Dinosaur” coat with exposed and embellished seams (1971).
Manhattan’s skyline is hand-beaded in shocking pink onto silk georgette in this dress from 1985.
Singer Diana Ross wore this gold lame skirt and black satin corset (1981). The look was inspired by Princess Diana’s wedding.
Top with pagoda sleeves and skirt printed with one of Rhodes’s signature patterns from 1979’s “Chinese” collection.