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Rayne Shoes for Stars

by Michael Pick
Antique Collectors Club Ltd

List price $65.00
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Pub Date: 2015
Format: Hardback with bw & color illus.
Pages: 191 pp.
Size: 9.50 x 11.00 inches

ISBN: 9781851497935
TB Code: 1902008
Availability: 98 in stock

Rayne is the name synonymous with the best in British 20th-century shoe design. Re-launched as a British-owned company in 2013, the remarkable design achievements of the company in the 20th-century are illustrated in this sumptuous book.

The business began in the late 19th-century as a theatrical costumier and soon added shoes to its products, with a factory in Bermondsey near the current Fashion & Textile Museum. Early clients included the Ballet Russes and Nijinsky. By the 1920s, members of the British Royal family and aristocracy were clients and a shop was opened on Bond Street with a new factory based at King's Cross. By 1950, the company had three royal warrants, had suppiled shoes for the wedding of Princess Elizabeth (now Queen Elizabeth II) in 1947, and had a strong American presence with Delman Shoes at Bergdorf Goodman, NYC, amongst other locations.