Terry de Havilland launches ready-to-wear line

29Apr10

Elton John’s stage shoes were made by Terry de Havilland back in the 1970s. Sienna Miller, pictured, is one of the celebrities who has worn his creations most recently Photo: REX

The legendary 1970s cobbler to the rock ‘n’ roll cognoscenti, Terry de Havilland, is launching a new ready-to-wear collection inspired by the stars and the era which first made him famous.

De Havilland is revisiting the glamour of his King’s Road store, Cobblers, which opened in 1972 and attracted an A-list clientele, including Bianca Jagger, Elton John, Patti Boyd, Shirley Bassey, Rudolph Nureyev and Lee Radziwill. He was famed for his tiered wedges and platforms, instantly recognisable for their gleaming metallic details, psychedelic colours, snakeskin and serpentine curves.

More recently, de Havilland became the “comeback favourite” for celebrities such as Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft in the film Tomb Raider, Kate Moss, Sienna Miller, Cheryl Cole, Marilyn Manson, Kylie Minogue’s Madame Tussauds waxwork, Amy Winehouse and Naomi Campbell. He established a couture-custom made service last year, from his East End studio, with prices starting at £600.

Key styles in the new ready-to-wear collection, available from May, include a comeback for the much-loved “Margaux” wedge in metallic leather with Swarovski crystal details, the “Emma” ankle-boot, in diamanté, and the “Gemma” lace-up boot. Prices will range from £150 to £280.

De Havilland, now 71, has been making shoes since he was five years old, when he used to help out in the workshop of the family business, Waverley Shoes.

Terry de Havilland’s new ready-to-wear collection will be available from selected stockists nationwide including Gail Berry, New King’s Road, London, SW6 (0207 731 3774) and Boudoir Boutique, Caverns Walk, Liverpool (0151 236 6001). Further information from tdhcouture.com

via Terry de Havilland launches ready-to-wear line – Telegraph.

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