The Hermes Scarf: History & Mystique
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The Hermes Scarf: History & Mystique

by Nadine Coleno
     
 

A sumptuous selection of Hermès scarves chosen from seven decades of creative innovation.
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

Overview

A sumptuous selection of Hermès scarves chosen from seven decades of creative innovation.
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. From the classic scarves that embody the Hermès tradition to the wildly imaginative stylings of contemporary designers, the House is always forging new paths and yet is never afraid to take a fresh and often witty approach to its own heritage.
A scarf is not the work of a single individual; at each stage of its creation, talent and craftsmanship combine to create a work of art. These qualities shine through in the illustrations, by turns playful and poetic, which lead the reader into a richly colored world with a multitude of motifs. They range from the equestrian themes that are internationally associated with the Hermès brand, through French history and the natural world, to global cultures. From vibrant opulence to subtle harmony, every scarf conveys a mood and every one tells a story.

Editorial Reviews

Coolhunting
“An essential accessory to luxury lifestyles…has symbolized twentieth century beauty wealth and fantasy since its creation in 1937”
Veranda
“You can almost feel the cool, smooth squares of silk flowing through your fingers as you turn the pages of Nadine Coleno’s chic coffee table tribute to Hermès. You can’t help but pick your favorites”
Hamptons
“A must-have for any fashionista’s bookshelf…filled with page after page of gorgeous photographs”
Phoenix
“This glossy tome grants access to seven decades of Hermès styles…and the imaginative women who loved them”
Vanity Fair
“A must have for Hermes devotees, collectors, and those in pursuit of iconic fashion.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780500515181
Publisher:
Thames & Hudson
Publication date:
07/15/2010
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
184,992
Product dimensions:
10.10(w) x 8.80(h) x 1.50(d)

Meet the Author

Nadine Coleno is a French author and editor whose books include works on fashion, jewelry, contemporary art, and architecture.

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