Hermes "Fantasie Pittoresque" Silk Twill Scarf 90cm


$ 725.00

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Hermes "Fantasie Pittoresque" silk twill scarf designed by Francois Houtin in a black colorway.

Fabric: 100% silk twill

 

Origin: France

 

Condition: Pristine

 

Accompanied by: Box, caretag

 

Measurements: 36" x 36" (90 x 90cm)

  • Hermes "Fantasie Pittoresque" Silk Twill Scarf 90cm
  • Hermes "Fantasie Pittoresque" Silk Twill Scarf 90cm
  • Hermes "Fantasie Pittoresque" Silk Twill Scarf 90cm

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Hermes "Fantasie Pittoresque" silk twill scarf designed by Francois Houtin in a black colorway.

Fabric: 100% silk twill

 

Origin: France

 

Condition: Pristine

 

Accompanied by: Box, caretag

 

Measurements: 36" x 36" (90 x 90cm)

About this style

The Hermes scarf has a rich heritage. Hermes scarves have been embraced by some of history’s most beautiful fashion icons including Jacqueline Kennedy, Sophia Loren, Grace Kelly (who wore a scarf as a sling when she broke her arm), Brigitte Bardot, Audrey Hepburn and Queen Elizabeth. Today’s fans include Rihanna, Ashley Olsen, Blake Lively, Miranda Kerr, Kate Hudson and Kim Kardashian.

 

The first Hermes scarf “Jeu des Omnibus et Dames blaches” debuted in 1937 and was based on a woodblock drawing by Robert Dumas, a member of the Hermes family. The silk twill used was the same silk used for the jockey’s jackets and remains the mainstay of the Hermes scarf line. Initial creations were based on things equine, consistent with Hermes’ core product line, but eventually, the prints expanded beyond the equestrian world.

 

New scarf designs are added and old designs are reissued regularly. Hermes introduces approximately 20 new designs each year, not including the reissued scarves. Since 1987, scarves are designed around an annual theme. Most of Hermes’ designers are not well known artists, but independent artists that Hermes discovers through contests, fairs and other venues. One of the best known is Kermit Oliver, a Texas postal worker and hobby painter, who was discovered at a Waco art fair by Jean-Louis Dumas.

 

Hermes scarves are beautifully crafted. A single scarf design takes up can require up to 18 months and 800 hours of engraving and silk screening to produce. The result is a masterpiece of design and color, with the typical scarf averaging of 27 different colors. Each scarf is hand-stitched, hand-rolled and hand-folded.

 

Hermes scarves vary in size from 16cm square to 140cm square and come in a variety of silks and silk and cashmere blends. The most popular remains the original 90cm silk twill, which is an approximately 35” square. This scarf can be worn a variety of ways from around the head, to around the neck, to a belt, to a halter top. In fact, the variations are so broad, that Hermes has created a book to inspire devotees in wearing the scarf different ways. But, Hermes scarves are not only wearable art, they are also perfect for home décor. Many Hermes scarves are framed and hung in homes and offices or converted into decorative pillows.

 

While Hermes bags have become the most coveted category that Hermes produces, the scarves are probably the most collected. With an almost 80 year history of production, these gorgeous silks are cherished and handed down generation after generation.

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