Zandra Rhodes - Irène de Watteville

Zandra Rhodes fashion icon

Zandra Rhodes is the world-renowned British fashion designer and founder of the Fashion and Textile Museum in London. With her signature pink hair and undisputed talent as a textile designer, she has stamped her identity on the international world of fashion for almost 40 years. Her client list includes the rich and famous from royalty to rock stars. She was made a Commander of the British Empire in 1997 by Queen Elizabeth II in recognition of her contribution to fashion and textiles. Zandra is currently working on sets and costumes for international operas such as "Pearl Fishers" and "AIDA."

Question #1 What is your highlight Visual art experience from the last year?

#1 "My visual arts highlight from the last 12 months has been designing the sets of the 'Pearl Fishers' opera. The opera is opening in Washington DC this September 2008."

Question #2 What is your vision of the future of the Visual arts for San Diego?

#2 "Enhancing visual arts in San Diego could be done by adding color to the city. Putting up more color and patterns around the town would make the city much more cheerful."