Believe it or not, I caught wind of this insane (in a good way) Shaun Leane and Daphne Guinness “Contra Mundum” collaboration gauntlet maybe one day before it showed up on High Snobette. I heard something along the lines of it being one of the most (fill in the blank) pieces of jewelry ever produced, but I don’t remember what does in that blank. Expensive? It is covered in 5,000 diamonds so that sounds like it’s in the realm of possibility.
If my research skills are to be trusted “Contra Mundum” translates to “Against the World,” which is an appropriately aggressive name for such an intimidating piece of arm wear. It’s certainly one of the most fabulous pieces of armor I’ve seen to date. If the Amazon nation had survived I imagine we’d be living something like the ladies in Beyonce’s “Run the World (Girls)” video, empowered and dance-fighting in couture, in which case this gauntlet would be fit for a modern day Hippolyta.
Looking forward to seeing this gauntlet crop up in fashion spreads, here’s hoping they do it justice!