The Hermès Scarf
History & Mystique
- ISBN 9780500515181
- 24.40 x 24.40 cm
- 292 Illustrations, 292 in colour
- First published 2009
‘… no feeling person could browse the ravishing pages of 'The Hermès Scarf: History And Mystique' without wanting one.’ – The Guardian World News
‘Ravishing’ – The Guardian
The Hermès scarf is a style icon.
Worn by royalty and celebrities, coveted and admired, and now avidly collected, this deceptively simple square of silk is much more than just a fashion accessory: it is the stuff of legend.
Since the first scarf made its debut in 1937, the House of Hermès has produced more than two thousand different designs. This book explores this lavish history through a sumptuous selection of scarves chosen from seven decades of creative innovation, from the classic designs that embody the Hermès tradition to the wildly imaginative stylings of contemporary designers.
A scarf is never the work of one individual; at every stage of its creation, talent and craftsmanship combine to create a handfinished work of art. These qualities shine through in the sumptuous illustrations which lead the reader into a richly coloured world packed with a multitude of motifs.
From vibrant opulence to subtle harmony, every scarf conveys a mood and every one tells a story. Those stories are now brought together in a book that will delight longtime aficionados and win a host of new admirers for this symbol of timeless elegance.
Nadine Coleno is an author and editor whose books include works on fashion, jewelry, contemporary art and architecture.