The Fashion and Textile Museum presents Rayne: Shoes for Stars. The exhibition coincides with the publication of a fully illustrated book of the same name by fashion historian Michael Pick.
Founded by Henry and Mary Rayne in London in 1885 as theatrical costumiers, Rayne’s early clients included dancers such as Anna Pavlova and Nijinsky as well as the Diaghilev Ballet.
Other well-known clients include Vivien Leigh, Marlene Dietrich, Brigitte Bardot, Princess Margaret, the late Diana, Princes of Wales, and HM Queen Elizabeth II.
Rayne received Royal Warrants from Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, and HM Queen Elizabeth II, who wore Rayne shoes for her wedding to HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in 1947.