Boston: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1985. 1st Edition. Quarto, publisher’s blue cloth, spine gilt, upper board blindstamped, printed endpapers, original photo-illustrated dust jacket.
"To me color gives confidence. It makes a strong statement: here I am, love me or hate me." First edition of the first substantial monograph on English fashion designer Zandra Rhodes. Written by the queen of color herself, this extensive record details Rhodes’s life and career, showcasing her trailblazing textile work and versatile design. Illustrated throughout with color and black-and-white plates, drawings, and reproductions, including original garment samples culled from her massive archive alongside photos of her finished pieces "laid out like butterflies"; with an index. Researched by English fashion designer and journalist Marit Lieberson. Tear to upper panel of unclipped dust jacket, with cellotape repair to verso. Very good. Item #4585