Hardy Amies - the exhibition catalogue from Fashion and Textile Museum available to buy at Museum Bookstore

Hardy Amies

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'This beautiful and sumptuous hardback book published by the Antique Collectors' Club (ACC Publishing Group) features hundreds of original sketches, drawings and photographs from a career spanning eight decades, many never been seen before now' -Candy Says

Accompanying the exhibition, Hartnell to Amies: Couture by Royal Appointment at London's Fashion and Textile Museum, this thoroughly well-researched and richly illustrated volume looks at the life and work of British fashion designer, Hardy Amies.

Sir Edwin Hardy Amies (17 July 1909 – 5 March 2003), known as Hardy Amies, was an English fashion designer and couturier and was best known for his official title of dressmaker for Queen Elizabeth II. Untrained in dress-making, Amies achieved headlines in Vogue in 1937 with his ‘Panic’ suit, a reconstructed design of a staple in every woman’s wardrobe, wittily named to reflect current events. Evoking the glamour of pre-war London while meeting the demands of contemporary society’s activities – town to country, morning to night – Amies designs drew a star-studded clientele.

The first post-war international designer to visit the USA, Amies’ luxurious style produced lucrative global business opportunities, including ready-to-wear, menswear shown as couture, and wide-ranging merchandising options.

  • Author: Michael Pick
  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Date published:  November 2011
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 978-1851496754
  • Product Dimensions: 30.0 x 23.7 cm