Zandra Rhodes with printed and woven labels

I had the pleasure of meeting fashion designer Zandra Rhodes at the Hotel Café Royal, Regent Street, London following her talk, ‘My Life in Fashion’. I was later thrilled to receive a couple of rolls of Zandra Rhodes designer labels. I took the decision to assemble a portrait that reflected Zandra’s distinctive look and personality; focusing on her pink hair, blue make-up and theatrical jewellery. The result is quite different to previous portraits, contemporary, fun, playful, simple in design, yet detailed with 1000 pink woven labels and dressmaker pins. The portrait measures 30cm wide x 90cm high, I would describe it as a slice of pink extravagance.