Scottsdale Fashion Week presented by Purely Sedona announces Zandra Rhodes as the featured designer for the opening night runway show. A portion of the proceeds will benefit National Kidney Foundation of Arizona.
Scottsdale Fashion Week will commence with a runway show in the showroom of Mercedes-Benz of Scottsdale with looks presented by renowned designer, Zandra Rhodes. The international fashion icon has designed garments worn by Princess Diana, Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Elizabeth Taylor, Paris Hilton, Joan Rivers and more. Hailed the “Princess of Punk” in the fashion community, Rhodes is known for her bold prints, dramatic use of color and ambitious designs.
Rhodes’ theatrical clothing has earned her a number of industry awards and she has been featured in top fashion magazines around the world, including Vogue, Women’s Wear Daily and Harper’s Bazaar. Her designs are available in luxury retailers such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Henri Bendel and Neiman Marcus, among others. Rhodes’ acclaimed body of work garnered her nine honorary doctorates from universities in the U.S. and the U.K., and in 1997, she was named a commander of the British Empire for her contributions to the fashion industry.
Rhodes will be introduced by Dennita Sewell, the Jacquie Dorrance Curator of Fashion Design at Phoenix Art Museum. Sewell is a seasoned fashion expert, having received her MFA in Design from the Yale School of Drama and BA in Textile and Apparel Management from the University of Missouri. Prior to her position at the Phoenix Art Museum, Sewell worked as Collections Manager at The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute.
VIP, GA and student tickets are now on sale. Thursday night’s show is open to all ages, however, IDs are required at the door for those who wish to purchase alcohol. All student ticket holders must present a valid student ID at the door to enter.
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