Zandra Rhodes

On royal dressing and fashion rules

If you enjoyed watching Princess Diana’s Dresses: The Auction, you might fancy Kensington Palace’s new summer exhibition, Fashion Rules (sponsored by Estee Lauder Companies).

Showcasing the regal style of Diana, Princess Margaret and HM The Queen, it reveals the ‘rules’ of royal style throughout the decades. My favourite outfits are Princess Margaret’s 1950s gowns. As the most glamorous royal at the time, there was less pressure for her to wear British designers so she fully indulged in the likes of the plunging Dior hourglass gown pictured above (worn to her 21st birthday party in 1953) and the Marc Bohan for Dior fur coat, below… (more…)

Last chance to see British Design 1948-2012: Innovation In The Modern Age at the V&A

Yikes where is the time going? Just remembered to post these pics of the BRITISH DESIGN 1948-2012: INNOVATION IN THE MODERN AGE exhibition at the V&A which finishes on August 12th. (more…)

Awesome people hanging out together at the Advanced Style London book launch

Far too much fun was had on Thursday night at the Advanced Style book launch when London’s funnest and finest turned out for Ari Seth Cohen’s party at Mary’s Shop, House of Fraser. I ran around like a crazed photo-blogger taking my piss-poor photos of Virginia Bates, Duggie Fields, Jibby Bean, Bernstock & Speirs’ Thelma Speirs, and the lady on page 28 of Advanced Style. (more…)