A return to tradition: with royal warrants previously held for Her Majesty Queen Mary and The Queen Mother, Rayne Shoes was also awarded with the royal warrant for Elizabeth II, creating her wedding shoes in 1947 and those worn in her coronation in 1953.
The prestige and honour of dressing the feet of the royal family has led Rayne Shoes to great fame and fortune among the aristocracy as well as among celebrities. Among its fans we find actresses like Liz Taylor, Marlene Dietrich, and Brigitte Bardot. At the same time, also European aristocracy, heads of state and influential leaders appreciate the brand’s shoes like Margaret Thatcher, Benazir Bhutto and Mary Rockefeller. Even Lady Diana wore Rayne Shoes.
This love for the brand is no surprise: since it was founded in 1885 by Henry and Mary Rayne, Rayne Shoes has been synonymous with luxury shoes, an innovative and spectacular design, attention to detail, premium materials and artisanal manufacturing par excellence. An excellence which today, with Nicholas Rayne, the third generation of the company, is coloured by Made in Italy. The production of Rayne footwear has in fact been redirected towards Italy, the only destination that can guarantee and interpret from a manufacturing point of view the rich tradition of Rayne Shoes. The productive partner in this venture is the Riviera del Brenta company, CDivertiamo of Giuseppe Baiardo, which already produces for brands like Alain Tondowski Paris.