The scarf or carré was introduced to Hermès in 1937 using raw Chinese silk, spinning it into yarn, and weaving it into fabric twice as strong and heavy as most scarves available at the time. Today Hermès scarves are woven from the silk of 250 mulberry moth cocoons with all their hems hand-stitched. This carré “point d’orgue” and carré “ceintures et liens” in silk twill by Hermès demonstrate the supreme mastery and profound elegance of the house. Silk as the fashion-gods intended it.
Thursday May 31, 2012
MAY THIRTIETH FIRST, TWO THOUSAND AND TWELVE