Art and Fashion Exhibit Opens at Airport

Known as a pioneer of the British and international fashion scene since the late 60s, Dame Zandra Rhodes brings her theatrical sense of style and design to John Wayne Airport in a new ‘The Art of Opera’ display. The exhibit showcases her vibrant and textile-inspired set and costume designs for two operas, AÏDA, and The Pearl Fishers. Ticketed passengers can view the exhibit through June 2020.

Passengers strolling through the Vi Smith Concourse Gallery located on the Departure (upper) Level (post-security), in Terminal A, Terminal C, and the free-standing display cases across from Gate 14, will have the opportunity to view informative displays depicting Rhodes’ artistry and creativity that bring life and color to the opera’s stage and its characters.

Rhodes has designed for Queen’s Freddie Mercury; Diana, Princess of Wales; continues to collaborate with brands that inspire her, including Valentino, TopShop, and MAC Cosmetics; and will launch a line of home designs that explore a variety of local patterns and cultures through a partnership with IKEA.

Click here to learn more about Dame Zandra Rhodes. For more information about John Wayne Airport’s Art Programs, visit

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