Rayne – a quiet kind of flamboyance

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 Alongside its main Riviera Style exhibition, London’s Fashion and Textile Museum is also showing a one-room display of shoes made by Rayne. The company may not have the fame of Manolo Blahnik but it has held a Royal Warrant since 1935, supplying shoes to Queen Mary, the Queen Mother and the present Queen.

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Looking at the shoes on display, the older models range from the classic – brown crocodile or black kitten heels – to statement-making harlequin-style stilettos.

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Today, Rayne shoes are designed by Laurence Dacade, a Paris designer who has worked with Chanel as well as designing for her own label. She is doing fabulous things there – I could happily have taken these gorgeous pairs home with me. When shoes are this fabulous, they don’t just lift the rest of your outfit, they lift your mood, your day and quite possibly that of others around you too.

See it before 30th August to bring a little shoe-delight into your life.

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