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INTRODUCINGCornelia James

Cornelia James had studied art and design in Vienna and arrived in England as a refugee in 1939. After the war, in a world made drab by rationing, the leather gloves that she made in a huge range of colours became fashion essentials. Vogue magazine profiled her as “the colour Queen of England” and Cornelia quickly established a thriving business supplying gloves to couturiers and leading stores. In 1947 Norman Hartnell asked Cornelia to provide the gloves for the 'going-away' outfit he made for Princess Elizabeth after her marriage to Lt. Philip Mountbatten. It marked the beginning of a long association with the Royal Household marked, in 1979, by the granting of a Royal Warrant. Today it is Genevieve James, Cornelia’s daughter, who holds the Warrant as glove manufacturer ‘by appointment to Her Majesty the Queen’.

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Hockney-Inspired Collection

Since its premiere in 1975, John Cox and David Hockney’s collaborative production has become what many have called ‘the definitive Rake’s Progress’, seen and enjoyed around the world in many incarnations. In anticipation of its return home for Festival 2020, Glyndebourne commissioned a collection of products featuring the designs.

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