Glove Stories | Events at The Fashion Museum
Image: Selection of brightly coloured suede leather gloves, by self-taught glove maker Mrs Anne Kershaw, 1950s Image: Selection of brightly coloured suede leather gloves, by self-taught glove maker Mrs Anne Kershaw, 1950s Show image info

Selection of brightly coloured suede leather gloves, by self-taught glove maker Mrs Anne Kershaw, 1950s

Glove Stories

One of the best collections of gloves in the world is on display at the Fashion Museum until March 2020. Woven throughout A History of Fashion in 100 Objects, Glove Stories showcases the breadth and depth of The Glove Collection of the Worshipful Company of Glovers of London, cared for and housed at the Fashion Museum.

You can expect to see exquisite examples of historical gloves from the past 400 years, many of which have never been displayed to the public before. Highlights include beautiful embroidered gauntlet gloves from the 1600s, a curious pair of gloves in a walnut shell from the 1830s, and the Duke of Edinburgh’s carriage-driving gloves. The exhibition also touches on outer space with a Soviet cosmonaut’s glove and a costume glove from the Star Wars film The Empire Strikes Back.

Image: The Worshipful Company of Glovers logo