Zandra Rhodes revisits the runway at Paris Fashion Week

Zandra Rhodes circa 1970s

Eclectic clothing and textile designer Zandra Rhodes brought her signature kooky brand of British cool to the runways this season with a retrospective fashion show in Paris last night, entitled ‘Looking Back, Looking Forward.’ A sort of greatest hits of Rhodes’ career, her bright, ethnic-inspired designs evoked the freewheeling 60s and 70s, when her collections seduced la crème de la crème of swinging London and New York, with her designs selling everywhere from her own Fulham Road Clothes Shop to Henri Bendel’s.  Well into her 70s and still designing, Rhodes’ exuberant aesthetic now graces products as diverse as tableware, jewelry, and fur, alongside her signature dresses and textiles.

Below, a selection of pieces seen on the runway alongside period editorial and textile prints.

Retrospective Show, F/W 12; Natalie Wood in Zandra Rhodes circa 1970s

Original Rhodes print; Retrospective show F/W 12

Retrospective show F/W 12; Original Rhodes Print

Editorial circa 1970s; Retrospective show F/W 12

Retrospective show F/W 12; Marisa Berenson in Zandra Rhodes circa late 60s-early 70S

Editorial circa late 70s; Retrospective show F/W 12

Retrospective show F/W 12; Editorial circa 1970S

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