Zandra Rhodes – 50 years of fashion

Last night we went to the Beehive in Honiton for a talk and fashion parade on the clothes of Zandra Rhodes.  It was a humorous and enlightening talk by a lady called Claire Branfield who was an avid collector of Zandra Rhodes fashion.

The first half was the talk and Claire produced garment after garment from her suitcase like Mary Poppins producing things from her carpet bag.  She explained the history behind each piece and it’s approximate age, and picked out detail to explain to us such as bead work or pearls.

After the interval various garments were modelled by some of Claire’s friends and staff of the Beehive and Claire made the commentary on each piece.

It was a fascinating talk and show and well worth going.

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2 Comments »

  1. Christine Cram said

    Hi Kathy
    28 years ago, when I first started dating Ian, I had a Zandra Rhodes playsuit. It was fire engine red, gathered slightly at the waist and had a plunging neckline (so you could get into the outfit, as it had no fasteners at all). It was one of the most spectacular outfits I have ever owned. It was given to me by a friend and I am sad to say I donated it to one of the local opportunity shops. It helped create some wonderful memories.
    Chris

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