Edwin Hardy Amies

Dressmaker, Military Person

1909 – 2003

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Who was Edwin Hardy Amies?

Sir Edwin Hardy Amies, KCVO, was an English fashion designer, founder of the Hardy Amies label and best known for his official title as dressmaker for Queen Elizabeth II, from her accession to the throne 1952 until his retirement in 1989.

He established the monarch’s crisp, understated style of dress. “I don’t think she feels clothes which are too chic are exactly very friendly,” he told one fashion editor. “The Queen’s attitude is that she must always dress for the occasion”.

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Born
Jul 17, 1909
London
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Education
  • Brentwood School
    ( - 1927)
Employment
  • Lachasse
    (1934 - )
  • Lieutenant Colonel, Special Operations Executive
  • W & T Avery Ltd.
    (1930 - )
Died
Mar 5, 2003
London

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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