Imagine a world imbued with colour; one animated by pattern and peppered with print… The magnificent vision of Dame Zandra Rhodes, you hold in your mind’s eye.

Today, we’re celebrating that world as the brand celebrates its golden anniversary with a retrospective exhibition, ‘50 Years Of Fabulous’. Opening today at the Fashion Textiles Museum, the exhibition tells the story of the fuschia pink-haired visionary through classic lamé gowns, ankle-length kaftans of 1969, screen-printed silk chiffon and so much more.

Desperate to get up close and personal with her seminal designs, we rooted through the archive to pull our favourite looks that sum up five fabulous decades of design.

Party like it’s 1978, pretty-in-pink from ‘Conceptual chic’.

Dress code? Sequin embellishment. Decade? 1987. Collection? Secrets of the Nile.

Sheer, velvet and from a collection dubbed ‘Celestial Bodies,’ it must be the 90s…

Transcend generations it could, but this number is from 2020's 'Jubilee' collection.

Models: Kayako Higuchi and Maria Belokrylova @ Lindenstaub
Videography: Weiying Jin
Stylist: Carmen Bellot
Hair and Makeup: Gabriella Rolls
Stylist Assistant: Ada Korolczuk

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