rhodes was one of the new wave of british designers who put london at the forefront of the international fashion scene in the 1970s. her designs (incorporating exposed seams, rips and safety pins) and her own personal style (dyed hair and dramatic makeup) both influenced and was influenced by the burgeoning punk scene. filled with full color illustrations of designs, textiles, and sketches, the book is zandra rhodes looking back upon her career. inscribed by rhodes, facing the title page: "to norman, it's been a complete delight to get to know you through this book. with love and a million thanks, zandra rhodes, march 1985".