Audrey Marnay designs gloves for Causse

Add glove designer to Audrey Marnay’s list of professions; that already includes model, actress and singer.
 
The French model super star has created a capsule collection of three gloves for Causse Gantier, the 125-year-old high-end glove maker, whose mittens are worn by Karl Lagerfeld.


A look from the capsule colleciton Audrey Marnay x Causse Gantier

 
Besides gracing the cover of Vogue Italia aged just 16, Marnay has starred in campaigns for Valentino, Calvin Klein, Chanel and Versace. She has also acted, appearing in a series of films including George Clooney’s Monument Men and Paris by Cédric Klapisch. And she has interpreted Coco Chanel, and had a career as a singer, notably with Alain Chamfort, with whom she performed the noted song Manureva, about the disappearance of oceanic yachtsman Alain Colas.
 
For Causse, Marnay created a trio of gloves made of lamb plongé, with cashmere interiors and a vent at the wrist, allowing a lady to wear a watch or bracelet at the same time.
 
“I was inspired by Audrey Hepburn, one of my style references. I wanted gloves women could wear all day long, even with jewelry; and that they could be used with smart phones,” said Marnay.
 
The Audrey Marnay x Causse Gantier autum/winter 2108-19 capsule includes driving gloves with Screentouch, made of crocheted silk/cotton yarn and allowing the driver to also take a mobile call. Hopefully not while on the highway.
 
Founded in 1892 in Millau, the historic capital of the French glove industry, Causse was acquired in 2012 by Paraffection, the Chanel-owned division that groups together a dozen, principally French, luxury suppliers, which provide exceptional skills to the fashion and haute couture industry.
 
 
 

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