Scottish Daily Mail

Unveiling the silkiest Roller ever made . . .


MORE than 6,000 man-hours of painstakin­g toil have been spent on the interior silk work alone of the bespoke £1 million-plus Rolls-Royce Phantom Serenity shown at Geneva.

The luxury limousine built at Goodwood, West Sussex, has t en yard- l ong panels of specially woven and painted silk, inspired by the opulent silk-lined interiors of horsed r a wn carriages that transporte­d kings, queens, emperors and empresses.

Silk from Suzhou, China — renowned for creating Imperial embroidery — is hand-woven over t wo days i nto t he lengths of fabric by Vanners i n Essex, one of Britain’s oldest mills.

The detail from the door trim (below) is exquisite, while the Mother of Pearl paint is ‘the most expensive one-off paint ever developed by Rolls-Royce’.

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