A detail a small accessory not that necessary but so elegant,gloves may not be the must wear these days but they provide a more polished look.
Lady gaga, we have Willow Smith, Britney Spears, Paris Hilton, Michelle Obama.
For all those women and thousands of others light thin gloves,have been made here for almost a century.
Katie Sue Nicholas is the owner of this small business whose employees are all women.
Sylvie Thecat oversees the working process and keeps an eye on the first lady Jill Bidens glove pattern.
Jill Biden, Dr Biden wore our gloves for the inauguration.
She wore them in three separate outfits.
The then future first ladys designers brought her hand measurements,discussed the style of the gloves and the material, everything clients always do.
It was the only skin that I had so those particular colors for her gloves.
The shop is located in New York citys garment district, once the center of the US fashion industry.
Over time office workers drove out tailors.
Today wing and weft gloves is the only glove making shop left here.
Every first lady since Jackie Kennedy,not necessarily for the inauguration, but for events that happened during the years.
In this cozy space gloves are made for most Manhattan plays and musicals as well as for movies,but theres been little work here since Broadway was put on an indefinite pause in march 2020.
We only thought that it was going to take us about, you know, a week or two to get back and running.
I think about by the third week that was when I knew that things were not going to return to normal.
Theater gloves gave way to medical face masks as seamstresses started working from home.
Together with other shops, Nicholas has tried to keep her employees busy until Broadway comes back.
Glove makers, milliners, embroiders, pleaters, people who sell undergarments,we all conglomerated to form this coalition.
Recently the shop started producing gloves with an anti-bacterial coating.
For Nicholas and her employees its important to stay safe during the pandemic,but also to do it with style.
I dont know if this is my size.
This is probably too snug for me.
But very nice looking glove and something that people can use over and over again and wash,touch screen and all ready to be thrown into the washer.
The materials used here are mostly recycled plastic,and none to the modern focus on environmentalism.
But there is still room for just plain elegance.
Theyre fabulous, everybody always wants them, but these are mine.
For nina New York anna rice VOA news