Rayne Shoes for Stars

[Hardcover – August 9, 2015] By Michael Pick


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.

he 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 supplied 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.

This book accompanies the Rayne Shoes for Stars display at the Fashion and Textile Museum, 22 May – 13 September 2015.

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 180 pages
  • Publisher: ACC Editions (27 May 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-13: 978-1851497935
  • Product Dimensions: 20.3 x 2 x 25.4 cm

RRP: £35 / Available to buy from our online shop

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