The Famous Faces of N.Peal – Iconic Cashmere Since 1936
Over the years, N.Peal’s luxurious cashmere clothing has taken centre stage and graced some of the most adored and iconic celebrities, from Hollywood movie stars to British and international royalty. Since N.Peal launched in 1936, the unmistakable high-quality of N.Peal cashmere, combined with expert craftsmanship has put our brand firmly on the fashion map.
Eagle-eyed fashion fans might have spotted our luxury cashmere jumpers worn by none other than James Bond in the 2012 film Skyfall, and the 2015 film Spectre. We couldn’t think of a more iconic character to wear our classic cashmere jumpers.
In our video below you’ll see how we created a cashmere jumper bespoke for James Bond. You can discover the care and attention, which goes into producing garment for our N.Peal range; especially for such an important customer.
You can bring a touch of the James Bond lifestyle to your own wardrobe with our bestselling Oxford Round Neck Cashmere Sweater in Blue Wave, which the spy wore in Skyfall, or capture quintessential British style with the Cable Roll Neck Cashmere Sweater in Fumo Grey. You can also channel the Bond look with our Fine Gauge Mock Turtle Neck Sweater in Dark Charcoal Grey and Lapis Blue.
The Trafalgar Cashmere Polo Neck Jumper in Navy Blue is perfect with jeans, and not forgetting our timeless Oxford Round Neck Sweater in Imperial Blue, which was worn by Daniel Craig at the movie press launch. Alternatively, wear our Burlington V Neck Sweater in Dark Charcoal over a fitted shirt for effortless James Bond style.
Fabulous N.Peal Cashmere in the 1940s
Luxurious N.Peal cashmere was well-known in Hollywood long before it caught the eye of Mr Bond. In the 1940s and ‘50s, N.Peal founder Nat Peal regularly travelled to New York and Boston to showcase his designs. During his trips, his luxury N.Peal cashmere jumpers captured the attention of silver-screen superstars like Marilyn Monroe, Cary Grant and Ava Gardner, and not to mention the timeless style icon Jackie Kennedy.
They all fell in love with the elegance and inherent ‘Britishness’ of N.Peal cashmere designs; not to mention Nat Peal’s charm and British accent! In one of the most famous images of Marilyn Monroe of all time, she wears an effortlessly chic black N.Peal cashmere roll neck sweater; a classic style which we still carry in our Women’s Cashmere Jumper Collection.
Classic British Cashmere Designs
With the N.Peal store enjoying a prime location in London’s exclusive Burlington Arcade, it wasn’t long until more noble figures fell in love with timeless N.Peal cashmere knitwear. In the 1980s and 1990s, the beautiful and always impeccably well-dressed Princess Diana was often photographed wearing stunning N.Peal cashmere knitwear, and she often visited the flagship Burlington Arcade store to pick out her new luxury cashmere pieces in person.
The exquisiteness N.Peal designs have also captivated royalty from across the globe, including Princess Grace of Monaco, and continued to enthral the most sophisticated Hollywood superstars like Elizabeth Taylor.
In more recent years, trend-setting fashion model Kate Moss and Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, have both become firm fans of N.Peal cashmere, helping to bring the brand to younger audience of style-conscious customers., Thanks to ongoing reputation of N.Peal’s luxury knitwear, and the endorsement of the world’s most-loved secret agent, the rise of N.Peal cashmere is once again unstoppable.