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Iconic : My Life in Fashion in 50 Objects by Zandra Rhodes & Ella Alexander (SIGNED, PRE-ORDER)

Iconic : My Life in Fashion in 50 Objects by Zandra Rhodes & Ella Alexander (SIGNED, PRE-ORDER)

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DATE OF RELEASE: 18 JUL 2024

‘A wonderful, fascinating, fun collection of memories and stories. I have known Zandra for many years, and her passion for art shines now more than ever. We share the same sentiment: who wants to live a life without colour, music or laughter! ’Dame Shirley Bassey Dame Zandra Rhodes has spent her life rallying against what was expected of her, both as a designer and a woman.

Often perceived as too bold for the mainstream, she fought for creativity and individuality, and continues to achieve both in everything she does. In this insightful memoir, Zandra shares her life story for the first time. Told through a variety of mementos collected over the years, it is a vibrant account filled with rockstars and royalty, of life-changing friendships and poignant reflections on her personal triumphs and tragedies, as well as the fears, sacrifices and pressures that come with being an era-defining designer.

From a road trip to Rome with Ossie Clark and Celia Birtwell, to opening her first London store thanks to a kind loan from Vanessa Redgrave while Joe Cocker sang With a Little Help From My Friends; from judging Andrew Logan's Alternative Miss World with David Hockney and Angie Bowie which was so packed that even David Bowie couldn't get in, to hanging out with Andy Warhol and Halston in New York's Studio 54; from friendships with legends such as Karl Lagerfeld and Diana Vreeland to designing for everyone from Freddie Mercury to Diana Ross, from Princess Diana to Barbra Streisand. Iconic gives the reader a sense of being right alongside Zandra through all the highs and lows of her extraordinary life. Capturing the rich and unexpected life of a British icon, this memoir explores what it is to defy the norm.

‘Zandra Rhodes has changed the course of fashion history. She has always done things in her own spirit and timing. She has never kept to the calendar. ’Suzy Menkes OBE, fashion journalist

 

Hardback, signed by the author
Publication: 18 Jul 2024, Transworld 
ISBN: 9780857505217

Extent: 352 pages

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