"The haute couturier of glovemakers"
~ Hamish Bowles
"Daniel Storto is to hands what
Manolo Blahnik is to feet"
~ Cathy Horyn
The New York Times
2 0 1 8 | America's Master Glovemaker Daniel Storto designs Haute Couture and Ready to Wear gloves. Daniel Storto an only child was raised by his grandfather Antonio Storto was an Haute Couture shoemaker based in Italy, inspired and encouraged him to work freely and creatively. Mr. Storto is a single father raising his 16 year old son on his own and both reside in Gloversville New York, the one time glove making capital of the world. He is the last remaining glove maker with the only storefront shop where you can observe him at work using tools all made in Gloversville dating back to the early 1800's and that were passed down to him from previous glove makers. The shop is a tribute to all of the glove makers that have come before him and he is proud to be preserving an important chapter of American history. Daniel Storto has collaborated with fashion designers such as Geoffrey Beene, Alexander McQueen, Dries Van Noten, Thom Browne, Givenchy, Alexander Wang, Adeline Andre, Isaac Mizrahi, Oscar de la Renta, Duckie Brown, Bob Mackie, Perry Ellis, Derek Lam, Vera Wang, Proenza Schouler, Diane von Furstenberg, J. Mendel, Timothy Everest and Paul Smith. The Anna Wintour Costume Center at the esteemed Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and The Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto have made his work a part of their permanent collection.
Daniel Storto's deep knowledge of glove history and the evolution of glove-making techniques, coupled with impressive work he'd done for Geoffrey Beene, led Hamish Bowles, Vogue's European editor at large, to invite him to recreate all the gloves for the 2001 Metropolitan Museum of Art's blockbuster exhibition "Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years."
In 2002, the wider art world had taken notice of Storto, whose now famous sculptural "Circle" gloves were featured on the front and back cover of the interdisciplinary arts magazine 2wice (Vol.5:No 2). That issue was published on the occasion of an exhibition at the Davis Museum, Boston which included artists Sophie Calle, Nan Goldin, Adam Bartos, Andrea Zittel, Andrew Bush, Lorna Simpson and Matthew Barney.
In May 2004, Irving Penn photographed Storto's gloves for the cover of American Vogue [Mr. Penn's very last American Vogue cover] and in September 2007 Storto's L.O.V.E. gloves were a feature cover story of American Craft magazine. In October 2009 Storto's life and work was the subject of a feature story by Guy Trebay for The New York Times.
In September 2012 Daniel Storto's gloves were prominently featured in the 125th Anniversary issue of American Vogue.
September 2014 Interview Magazine featured the Academy Award nominated actress Keira Knightley wearing gloves by Mr. Storto in a controversial photo by the world famous fashion photographer Patrick Demarchelier.
Fall Winter 2015 Mr. Storto was featured in Esquire Magazine's The Big Black Book.
Winter 2015 Nuvo Magazine [Canada's Premier Arts Magazine] featured a story on the life and work of Mr. Storto written by Joshua David Stein.
May 2016 Mr. Storto was interviewed in The Huffington Post by Canada's leading female singing icon Carole Pope.
June 2016 Mr. Storto was the featured subject on his life by Joshua David Stein for TIME.
Mr. Storto is currently curating his much anticipated arrival of The Glove Museum the first free standing museum of it's kind in the world. Opening Summer 2018 and located in Dorloo New York in a former church erected in 1852 and surrounded by a spectacular cinematic country setting of Upstate New York.
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