Hermione Smokey Rose Satin Opera Gloves

£58.00 £145.00

A full opera length glove, ‘Hermione’ is the glove to choose when you want to dress to the nines. It is as classic as it can get. Made in our Duchess Satin, this glove will tell a story that people will want to hear. It holds the promise, the allure of enchanted evenings and is guaranteed to unlock the mysteries of romance with just a touch of stretch for added comfort and wearability.

Worn by Lily James, playing Lady Rose MacClare at Lady Rose's Wedding in Downton Abbey.

16 button length in this beautiful midnight blue colour.

Material: Duchess satin.

Size: 7 inches - 17.8cm

Care: Specialist dry clean only

Cornelia James studied art and design in Vienna and arrived in England as a refugee in 1939. After the war, the 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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