London-The Rayne: Shoes for Stars exhibition will run from 22 May until 29 August 2015 at the Fashion and Textile Museum in London and will coincide with the publication of the illustrated book RAYNE: SHOES FOR STARS by the Guest Curator of the exhibition, fine art advisor, author and lecturer Michael Pick.
Rayne: Shoes for Stars will display a century of sensational British shoes often made of extraordinary materials. Rayne shoes were worn by the world’s most glamorous women including Vivien Leigh, Marlene Dietrich, Brigitte Bardot and the late Diana, Princess of Wales. Awarded three Royal Warrants by successive Queens of England, Rayne famously made the shoes of HM Queen Elizabeth II, including those for her wedding to HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh in 1947.
The exhibition will showcase over 100 pairs of shoes and boots from ten decades, some commissioned by Rayne’s guest designers, who included some of the greatest twentieth century designers, such as Norman Hartnell, Hardy Amies, Bruce Oldfield, Mary Quant and Roger Vivier, together with current designer Laurence Dacade. This is the first time that so many of these iconic Rayne shoes will be showcased at the same time and will be a rare opportunity for lovers of shoes and design to see such a varied display which will include the famous Wedgwood and perspex heeled sandals as well as a selection of museum loans.
The Fashion and Textile Museum is located at 83 Bermondsey Street, London SE1 3XF. Exhibition opening times: Tuesday-Sunday, 11am-6pm; Thursday until 8pm; Sunday until 5pm last admission 45 minutes prior to closing. Closed Mondays.