Founded by Henry Rayne in 1899, the success of the British based family business came under Henry's grandson, Edward Rayne, who took charge of the firm in 1952 and established the brand internationally. Since Edward Rayne's successful tenure, the company designed shoes worn by some of the world's most glamorous women, and visitors to the Fashion and Textile museum can admire a wealth of celebrity shoes, including Vivien Leigh, Marlene Dietrich and Brigitte Bardot.
Over 100 examples of shoes reveal the talent of designers ranging from Norman Hartnell to Bruce Oldfield and Mary Quant, as well as Roger Vivier and current designer Laurence Dacade.
Rayne was awarded three Royal Warrants, and has designed the shoes of Queen Elizabeth II over the years, including her wedding shoes.
|Rayne Shoes for Stars, Fashion and Textile Museum
|Fashion and Textile Museum, 83 Bermondsey St, London, SE1 3XF | MAP
|Acton Town (underground)
22 May 15 – 30 Aug 15, 11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
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