Meet guest curator Michael Pick of Rayne: Shoes for Stars, in this exclusive event.
The latest exhibition at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery is approaching its climax. Rayne: Shoes for Stars concludes on Sunday 3rd June.
Rayne Shoes are famed for elegant styles and luxurious materials. Clients included great stars of stage and screen, such as Elizabeth Taylor, Brigitte Bardot and Marlene Dietrich. This unique and visually stunning exhibition heralds your last chance to see an amazing and rare collection of nearly a century’s worth of British craftsmanship.
Complementing the shoes by Rayne is a display of glamorous costume through the ages. Find dresses and outfits by famed designers such as Dior, Digby Morton, Sir Hardy Amies, Sir Norman Hartnell, Dame Mary Quant and Sir Bruce Oldfield . Also not to be missed is the elegant evening dress worn by the TV cook Fanny Cradock.
To celebrate the exhibition, Michael Pick, guest curator, fashion historian and author will be hosting an afternoon talk to illuminate the history of Rayne shoes from the 1920s to the present day. He will tell the story of how Rayne developed their business from London’s West End into one of the world’s greatest shoemaking companies; from their origins in supplying the booming Victorian theatre trade and receiving endorsements from dancers to emerging as the favoured shoemaker for actresses and royalty.
Michael Pick’s talk is on Sunday 3rd June, 3pm at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery.
To book a place to attend this event, please call the booking office on 01228 618700