Dame Zandra Rhodes’ garments are more than fashion. They’re works of art.
With a shock of hot pink hair and a radiant smile, Dame Zandra Rhodes exudes a youthful energy at the age of 78.
That liveliness permeates her clothing designs, which are featured in an exhibition at CAM Raleigh, “Textile, Print and Form: A Lifetime of Magical Experimentation,” on display through June 10. Rhodes will be at CAM for First Friday on March 2.
CAM exhibitions director Eric Gaard says Rhodes was a natural choice for the gallery’s fashion exhibition series.
“She’s always approached her work as an artist and not a fashion designer,” he says. “Her thinking transcends fashion. Her approach to process is really critical – she’s still sketching every single day. She approaches all of her work as an artist would.”