Designer Zandra Rhodes Drives Her Car Into A Hardware Store

Zandra Rhodes crashes her car into a hardware store

Eccentric designer Zandra Rhodes went from fashion to crashin’ Tuesday morning as she drove her Ford Taurus station wagon through the front window of Meanley and Son Hardware store in La Jolla, California.

The accident took place at 10:45 a.m. and injured one person, a 42-year-old female shopper who was later taken to a La Jolla hospital. Her injuries are not believed to be life threatening.

About Zandra from

She 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 have always been clear, creative statements, dramatic but graceful, bold but feminine and her garments have a a timeless quality that makes them unmistakably a Rhodes creation. Zandra’s inspiration has always been from organic material and nature. Her innovative approach to the construction of garments can be seen in her use of reversed exposed seams and in the stylistic use of jewelled safety pins and tears during the punk era.

Zandra designed for the late Diana, Princess of Wales, and continues to design for the royal and the rich and famous around the world. She has a loyal cult following in the USA. Over the years, she has had many academic and professional honours bestowed upon her and was made a Commander of the British Empire by the Queen in 1997.