Posted on October 11th, 2010


Samantha Erin Safer ’04

We are proud to announce that Samantha Erin Safer, Art History Department

Textile Design: Zandra Rhodes

Graduate of 2004 has just written a book titled Zandra Rhodes: Textile Revolution: Medals, Wiggles, and Pop 1961-1971.   Published by the Antiques Collectors Club, Ltd. in Suffolk, England, this lavishly illustrated book is a major study of the visionary British textile and fashion designer Rhodes.  Samantha became interested in Rhodes while studying abroad in London and interned with her design studio.  Not only did she write a fabulous senior project titled Zandra Rhodes and Her Knitted Circle: Creating the Woman and Her Work, 1965-1977 (Advisor Prof. Susan Aberth), but she also put on an exhibition of Rhodes’ textiles in the our Student Center.  Ms. Safer has two masters degrees: History of Design from the Royal College of Art, and Design Management from the London College of Fashion.  She is currently working for the Victoria & Albert Museum as the Brand Marketing Manager.  In addition, she was Assistant Curator of the Fashion and Textile Museum working on several exhibitions such as My Favorite Dress, Zandra Rhodes: A Life Long Love Affair with Textiles, Identity: Celebrating 25 Years of i.D Magazine, as well as various traveling exhibitions around Europe.  She was a contributing author to Lucile Ltd London (V&A, 2009) and Grace Kelly Style (V&A, 2010), and co-authored My Favorite Dress (ACC Editions, 2009).