THE FASHION & TEXTILE MUSEUM AND THE ZANDRA RHODES FOUNDATION
SPRING 2002


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.

MESSAGE FROM ZANDRA

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!

Love,

ROYAL PATRONAGE

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.

Zandra and Cheri Booth QC giving their speeches at 10 downing street with Mic Claridge, Chairman of Trustees.
 

Zandra with Icon Mary Quant Joan Agajanian Quinn and Suzy Menkes (International Herald Tribune Guru).

Cheri Blair with Larry and Maj Hagman.

NEW LOGO

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

US PROGRAMME

Papageno 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.



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