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The original Rayne Theatrical Costumier & Stage Shoe Shop & Factory in Waterloo Road in London.
1885

The original Rayne Theatrical Costumier & Stage Shoe Shop & Factory in Waterloo Road in London.

Famous Actress Lili Langtry was regular Rayne customer
1890

Famous Actress Lili Langtry was regular Rayne customer.

Rayne started to specialise in stage footwear & well known actresses like Evie Greene promoted Rayne shoes in advertisements.
1900

Rayne started to specialise in stage footwear & well known actresses like Evie Greene promoted Rayne shoes in advertisements.

1900

Rayne celebrated Danish dancer Adeline Genee’s Rayne dancing shoes.

Rayne supplies costumes & shoes to Diaghilev’s Ballet Russe.
1911

Rayne supplies costumes & shoes to Diaghilev’s Ballet Russe. Rayne continued to supply Diaghilev’s various companies for almost the next 20 years..

Rayne opens its first ladies shoe shop at 58 New Bond Street in London supplying Society women with the type of fashion shoes previously only worn on the stage.
1920

Rayne opens its first ladies shoe shop at 58 New Bond Street in London supplying Society women with the type of fashion shoes previously only worn on the stage.

1920’s

Renowned Russian ballet dancer Anna Pavalova becomes the face of Rayne shoes.

1930’s

Noel Coward’s leading actress Gertrude Lawrence wore Rayne Shoes both on and off the stage.

1935

HM The Queen Mary grants Rayne a Royal Warrant as shoemakers.

1945

Vivien Leigh wore Rayne shoes designed by Oliver Messel in the movie “Anthony and Cleopatra

HM The Princess Elizabeth wears Rayne shoes at her wedding to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
1947

HM The Princess Elizabeth wears Rayne shoes at her wedding to HRH The Duke of Edinburgh

1950

HM Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother grants Rayne a Royal Warrant as Shoemakers

Queen Elizabeth Elizabeth wears Rayne shoes at her Coronation in Westminster Abbey
1953

Queen Elizabeth Elizabeth wears Rayne shoes at her Coronation in Westminster Abbey

HM The Queen grants Rayne its third Royal Warrant as shoemakers.
1955

HM The Queen grants Rayne its third Royal Warrant as shoemakers.

Rayne opens fabled Oliver Messel designed Prettiest Shoe Shop in the World at 15/16 Old Bond Street in London.
1959

Rayne opens fabled Oliver Messel designed “Prettiest Shoe Shop in the World” at 15/16 Old Bond Street in London.

1960’s

Rayne enters into the spirit of Swinging London (Julie Christie, Diana Rigg, & Twiggy).

Rayne moves into a new decade with iconic French photographer Guy Bourdin at the same time as Rayne opened a shop in Paris.
1970’s

Rayne moves into a new decade with iconic French photographer Guy Bourdin at the same time as Rayne opened a shop in Paris.

1980’s

Rayne continues to move with the times.

Rayne is relaunched with a Pop-Up in Selfridges London & Brown Thomas Dublin.
2013

Rayne is relaunched with a Pop-Up in Selfridges London & Brown Thomas Dublin.

2015

“Rayne Shoes for Stars” exhibitions are held at the Fashion & Textile Museum in London in 2015 & at Tullie House Museum in Carlisle in 2018 both curated by fashion historian Michael Pick whose wonderful book “Rayne Shoes for Stars” was published in 2015.

2019

HM the Queen grants Rayne a Royal Warrant as shoe manufacturers