Scottsdale Fashion Week presented by Purely Sedona is making some major announcements this week and we couldn’t be more excited! The six-day event kicks off on March 2 with what promises to be a stunning Opening Night show with a runway presentation featuring the works of interantionally acclaimed designer, Zandra Rhodes. Hosted at the showroom of Mercedes Benz Scottsdale, the evening will showcase the British designer’s inventive creations, and serve as the launch party for the highly anticipated local event.


So, who is Zandra Rhodes, the lady of the hour? Glad you asked! Zandra has been a fixture in the international fashion scene for decades. Her immense body of work has earned her many industry honors and awards, and much respect among her peers. Celebrities of all kinds have donned signature Zandra Rhodes garments, including Princess Diana, Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis, Sarah Jessica Parker, Elizabeth Taylor, Nicole Richie, Paris Hilton, Joan Rivers and more.

Take a look below at the starlets all decked out in Zandra Rhodes’ designs.

Joan Rivers


Joan Rivers was at the helm of E! News’ popular weekly series, “Fashion Police” for years before her death in 2014. Joan delighted audiences with her witty sense of humor and sensational sense of style. Her career hinged on mocking and praising fashion trends and looks of all kinds, so we definitely trust her fashion sense. Joan looks amazing in this beautiful crimson design by Zandra Rhodes. Looks like Zandra has Joan’s seal approval!

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker

Sarah Jessica Parker is a fashion icon thanks to her starring role in the beloved television series, “Sex and the City.” Jessica is the epitome of style in this gorgeous Zandra Rhodes creation.

Princess Diana


Princess Diana was known around the world for her sophisticated sense of style. The British princess looks beautiful in this hand-crafted lilac gown by Zandra Rhodes.

Nicole Richie


Nicole Richie is a longtime fan of Zandra’s. She confessed on Fashionably Late with stylist to the stars Rachel Zoe that if she had to wear just one designer for the rest of her life, she would choose Zandra Rhodes!

The famed designer herself, Zandra Rhodes


Zandra is hailed the “Princess of Punk” in the fashion community, known for her gorgeous bold prints, dramatic use of color and ambitious designs. Her work has appeared in top fashion magazines around the world, including Vogue, Women’s Wear Daily and Harper’s Bazaar. You can pick up signature Zandra Rhodes designs in luxury retailers such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Henri Bendel and Neiman Marcus, among others. Over the course of her lengthy fashion career, Zandra has earned 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.

Tickets to Scottsdale Fashion Week’s Opening Night show, featuring Zandra Rhodes, are on sale now! Get your tickets before they’re gone at

Keep an eye on our blog for more information on Scottsdale Fashion Week’s featured designers. We can’t wait to see you there!