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Pair of evening shoes

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1963 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Rayne (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Embroiderd silk satin trimmed with diamantés and beads

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Bata Shoe Museum Foundation

  • Museum number:

    T.364:1, 2-1996

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Pair of evening shoes in white silk satin. Open sided stiletto pumps trimmed with coloured diamantés and beads.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)


1963 (made)


Rayne (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Embroiderd silk satin trimmed with diamantés and beads


Height: 12 cm, Width: 7.5 cm, Depth: 25 cm

Descriptive line

Pair of evening shoes in embroidered silk satin, made by Rayne, Great Britain, 1963

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

De La Haye, Amy, ed. The Cutting Edge: 50 Years of British Fashion 1947-1997. London: V&A Publications, 1997.

Labels and date

H. & M. Rayne were reowned for beautiful evening and shoes for special occasions. Designs could be made to order and basic white shoe were often dyed to match a customer's dress. The jewelled decoration was painstakingly applied, stone by stone, using a strong cement. Rayne held royal warrants making shoes for HM Queen Elizabeth II, HM the Queen Mother and Diana, Princess of Wales [1997]

Production Note

Spring 1963


Silk (textile); Beads; Diamantés


Embroidered; Beaded; Satin weave


Footwear; Fashion; Women's clothes; Evening wear; Embroidery; Europeana Fashion Project; Rayne Shoe Archive


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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