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Sir Hardy Amies (1909-2003), Couturier

Sir (Edwin) Hardy Amies

Sitter in 20 portraits
Hardy Amies was a fashion designer. He began his career in couture at Lachasse in 1934. During the Second World War he contributed to the 'Utility' scheme operated by the Board of Trade, but he opened his own fashion house in 1945. He was Dressmaker by Appointment to Her Majesty The Queen (from 1946). Amies was known for his tailored suits and dresses in woollen and tweed fabrics and for lavish satin and tulle evening dresses and ball gowns influenced by the Dior 'New Look'. From the 1960s he became better known as a designer of menswear and he acted as a design consultant to manufacturers throughout the world. Amies was the recipient of numerous fashion awards.

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Sir Hardy Amies

by Brian Griffin
bromide print, 1976
NPG P405


Sir Hardy Amies

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
vintage print, 1953
NPG x194213


Sir Hardy Amies

by Rex Coleman, for Baron Studios
5 x 4 inch film negative, 18 October 1961
NPG x125751


Sir Hardy Amies

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 27 May 1968
NPG x52


Sir Hardy Amies

by Unknown photographer
glossy bromide print, circa 1970
NPG x315


Sir Hardy Amies

by Thomas Patrick John Anson, 5th Earl of Lichfield
archival inkjet print, August 1970
NPG x126903


Sir Hardy Amies

by John Swannell
bromide fibre print, 1980s
NPG x34014


Sir Hardy Amies

by Trevor Leighton
bromide print, 1988
NPG x35323


Sir Hardy Amies

by Fergus Greer
bromide fibre print, 1988
NPG x126807


Sir Hardy Amies

by Bryan Adams
C-type colour print, November 2000
NPG x131198


Sir (Edwin) Hardy Amies

by Lord Snowdon
gelatin silver print, 18 July 1988
NPG P1844


Sir Hardy Amies

for John Bull Magazine
bromide print, 1951
NPG x194055


Sir (Edwin) Hardy Amies

by Douglas Glass
bromide print, circa 1952
NPG x194018


Sir Hardy Amies

by Douglas Glass
bromide print, Decemeber 1952
NPG x194041


Val Parnell; Adele Dixon; Sir Hardy Amies

by Unknown photographer
vintage print, 1953
NPG x194209


Sir Hardy Amies

by John French
vintage print, 1953
NPG x194210


Sir Hardy Amies

by Unknown photographer
vintage print, 1953
NPG x194211


Sir Hardy Amies

by Unknown photographer
vintage print, 1953
NPG x194212


Sir Hardy Amies

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 27 May 1968
NPG x163582

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