'Princess of Punk' celebrates 50 years in fashion

'Princess of Punk' celebrates 50 years in fashion

With her hot pink hair and street-style punk clothing designs, Zandra Rhodes has become a staple in the fashion industry.

Looking back on her career, the Del Mar resident and known "Princess of Punk," has been a celebrated designer of some of the biggest celebrities, including Elizabeth Taylor, Cher, Diana Ross and Freddie Mercury. The San Diego Opera in 2001 also commissioned Rhodes to design the costumes for "The Magic Flute," which led her to other opportunities with the opera, including set design.

The England native also founded The Fashion and Textile Museum in London in 2003. Since its opening, the museum has featured work from some of the world's...