Shoes for Stars
From a stall on London's Waterloo Road, H&M Rayne evolved over the course of a century into a world-famous luxury shoe brand known for its collaboration with designers including Mary Quant and Bruce Oldfield. Sumptuously illustrated with photographs and contemporaneous print advertisements, this volume charts the company's history and its famous clientele, and explores the influence of the social and artistic milestones of the 20th century on footwear design.
In the second half of the 20th century Hardy Amies (1909–2003) epitomized the finest of British couture, with his emphasis on a strong line achieved with high-quality materials and excellent tailoring. This comprehensive survey of his life and work, illustrated with photographs of his creations and his clients, and original drawings, reveals how Amies, although best-known as couturier to the Queen, designed clothes for generations of aristocratic and influential women.