Monday, October 7, 2013

DESIGNER PROFILE: Sir Edwin Hardy Amies

A English fashion designer, Sir Hardy Amies served as the official dressmaker to Queen Elizabeth II for more than 40 years. In 1945, Sir Amies established the most successful English couture house known for its beautiful clothing and accessories for men and women. In 1947 for the first time, his designs appeared on the cover of Vogue and in 1961 he made fashion history by staging the first men's ready-to-wear catwalk show.

Model Simone d’Aillencourt with British designer Sir Hardy Amies,
 photo by Frank Horvat for Vogue UK, London, 1961
Model wears a fitted Cumberland Tweed Suit with matching checked,
 coat and a felt woolen hat into the shape of an upturned plant pot, 1950

1958 Hardy Amies coat Ad for "The Queen" magazine
Barbara Goalen models a Sir Hardy Amies dress
Model Barbara Goalen with Sir Hardy Amies, 1952

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