Zandra Rhodes Wants More Credit for ‘the Cinderellas of the [Fashion] Business’

Designer Zandra Rhodes arrives at BritWeek's reception at the British Consul General's residence on April 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, California.
Zandra Rhodes. Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images

Zandra Rhodes spoke with WWD about the fashion industry's "Cinderellas," who deserve fewer pumpkins and more acclaim: "If you see a fabulous Chanel suit in a beautiful weave on the runway, you can be sure Karl didn’t design [the fabric],” she says. “I’d like to see more credit given to textile designers for all their work done in the background."