Watch: Zandra Rhodes talks Queen stage costumes


“They came around to my [London studio] at around 6pm one evening. Freddie was a free spirit, so for him, coming to a person who usually designs women’s clothes didn’t really matter. I don’t think he thought of androgyny – he was just a free spirit who wanted to look wonderful.”

Queen and Zandra Rhodes hit it off immediately and the flamboyant items they discovered among her designs would define the band’s iconic image.

“I said to Freddie, ‘Go through the rail and pick out what you fancy,’” she recalls.

Queen’s Iconic Stage Costumes With Fashion Designer Zandra Rhodes | Another Look