“This renewed desire for gloves shows that a certain type of woman is ready to be more feminine and sensual,” says Jacqueline Ceresoli.
Though it’s unlikely that designers are playing to the germophobe set, there’s no question that gloves are definitely having a moment. “Women are always looking for a new accessory, and this coming season really puts gloves in the spotlight,” says Versace.
So much so that some consider them a necessity. As Karl Lagerfeld muses, “When someone asks me, ‘Why do you wear gloves?’ I ask, ‘Why do you wear shoes?’”