American Horror Story Glove

In 2015 we were asked by Lou Eyrich, Emmy-award winning wardrobe designer for American Horror Story, to create a killer glove for Lady Gaga's character, the Countess. Inspired by Daphne Guinness, the Countess wears a crystaled opera-length glove which conceals a secret; a diamond-tipped blade beneath metal fingertips.

 

Here, an early sketch for the elaborate skull scrollwork embellishments~

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Computer renderings of the finalized scrollwork designs~

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Here, the 3D printed wax models await casting~

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The cast Sterling Silver scrollwork parts~

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Cleaning and polishing the silver pieces~

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A close-up view of the fingertip blade. A hinged mechanism and magnets hold the blade in place. A flick of the finger releases the blade~

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Scroll placement~

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Stitching the silverwork to the Swarovski crystal-encrusted glove~

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The Countess and her killer glove~

 

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