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Sir Hardy Amies

(1909-2003), Couturier; dressmaker for Queen Elizabeth II; Head of Special Operations Executive in Belgium during World War II

Sir (Edwin) Hardy Amies

Sitter in 21 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 - NPG P405

Sir Hardy Amies

by Brian Griffin
bromide print, 1976
NPG P405

Sir Hardy Amies, by Lord Snowdon - NPG P1844

Sir Hardy Amies

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

Sir Hardy Amies, for John Bull Magazine - NPG x194055

Sir Hardy Amies

for John Bull Magazine
bromide print, 1951
NPG x194055

Sir Hardy Amies, by Douglas Glass - NPG x194018

Sir Hardy Amies

by Douglas Glass
bromide print, circa 1952
NPG x194018

Sir Hardy Amies, by Douglas Glass - NPG x194041

Sir Hardy Amies

by Douglas Glass
bromide print, December 1952
NPG x194041

Sir Hardy Amies, by Douglas Glass - NPG x194483

Sir Hardy Amies

by Douglas Glass
gelatin silver print, December 1952
NPG x194483

Val Parnell; Adele Dixon; Sir Hardy Amies, by Unknown photographer - NPG x194209

Val Parnell; Adele Dixon; Sir Hardy Amies

by Unknown photographer
vintage print, 1953
NPG x194209

Sir Hardy Amies, by John French - NPG x194210

Sir Hardy Amies

by John French
vintage print, 1953
NPG x194210

Sir Hardy Amies, by Unknown photographer - NPG x194211

Sir Hardy Amies

by Unknown photographer
vintage print, 1953
NPG x194211

Sir Hardy Amies, by Unknown photographer - NPG x194212

Sir Hardy Amies

by Unknown photographer
vintage print, 1953
NPG x194212

Sir Hardy Amies, by Keystone Press Agency Ltd - NPG x194213

Sir Hardy Amies

by Keystone Press Agency Ltd
vintage print, 1953
NPG x194213

Sir Hardy Amies, by Rex Coleman, for  Baron Studios - NPG x125751

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 - NPG x52

Sir Hardy Amies

by Godfrey Argent
bromide print, 27 May 1968
NPG x52

Sir Hardy Amies, by Unknown photographer - NPG x315

Sir Hardy Amies

by Unknown photographer
glossy bromide print, circa 1970
NPG x315

Sir Hardy Amies, by Patrick Lichfield - NPG x126903

Sir Hardy Amies

by Patrick Lichfield
archival inkjet print, August 1970
NPG x126903

Sir Hardy Amies, by John Swannell - NPG x34014

Sir Hardy Amies

by John Swannell
bromide fibre print, 1980s
NPG x34014

Sir Hardy Amies, by Trevor Leighton - NPG x35323

Sir Hardy Amies

by Trevor Leighton
bromide print, 1988
NPG x35323

Sir Hardy Amies, by Fergus Greer - NPG x126807

Sir Hardy Amies

by Fergus Greer
bromide fibre print, 1988
NPG x126807

Sir Hardy Amies, by Bryan Adams - NPG x131198

Sir Hardy Amies

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

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