FASHION & TEXTILE MUSEUM AND THE ZANDRA RHODES FOUNDATION
Welcome to the Fashion and Textile Museum's Newsletter. It is published
quarterly, to give our friends advance news about exhibitions and special
events and a behind-the-scenes' glimpse at Europe's most exciting museum
devoted to fashion and textiles.
Our first year in the beautiful pink and orange building
finds the Fashion and Textile Museum a magnet for the fashion
world. Its soaring space, exhibition plans, lively educational
programme, unique and proactive attitude to the art and
craft of clothing modernity have already brought a multitude
of callers to its gleaming glass doors.
Our dream of showing and recording 20th and 21st century
fashion and textile design is one that many share. All efforts
are now concentrated on readying the museum for its formal
opening in the autumn and focused on Funding and Sponsorship.
This is where we are going. Do join our adventure!
The significance of this unique enterprise is now confirmed by
royal patronage and we are honoured that HRH Princess Michael
of Kent has graciously agreed to be our patron. Additional confirmation
of our relevance to the applied and creative arts and to an industry
of international significance came at the end of October when
Cheri Booth QC hosted a reception and welcomed Zandra Rhodes and
our foundation sponsors to the Prime Minister's residence.
NO. 10 DOWNING STREET
Sadly our U.S. founding father, Salah Hassanein could not be
present at this historic occasion because of pressing business.
and Cheri Booth QC giving their speeches at 10 downing street
with Mic Claridge, Chairman of Trustees.
with Icon Mary Quant Joan Agajanian Quinn and Suzy Menkes (International
Herald Tribune Guru).
Blair with Larry and Maj Hagman.
We are thrilled to announce that we have our corporate
package complete with new logo. It was designed by Jamil
Bhatti in a student competition at Central St. Martins College
of Art, Graphics Department, in London.
playing on stage in the Magic Flute, San Diego Opera.
For our American visitors, it was the culmination of a splendid
season organized by the American friends of the Zandra Rhodes
Museum. The year had begun with the formal opening of the acclaimed
production of Mozart's "Magic Flute" by the San Diego Opera with
costumes by Zandra Rhodes. Next year, Bizet's "Pearl Fishers"
will provide her with a challenging opportunity.