The iconic Hermès Carré

The iconic Hermès Carré has become the symbol for understated luxury and has graced many famous celebrities and royalty.  For years, although a self-proclaimed fashionista, I didn’t care and was far more interested in next season’s hemline and heel height.

Not even when I saw a carré  at an Hermès boutique, was I in any way impressed or moved…but little did I know back then…Some years later, I saw IT, a vintage Hermès Scarf. The most beautiful scarf I had ever seen – this scarf moved me.

Bois de Boulogne, with glorious swans at its center and scenes from a bygone era of Parisians spending a Sunday afternoon in their beloved wood.  I threw all caution to the wind and immediately bought the scarf.  I was hooked.


Since then I have become a lover and collector of vintage Hermès Carré.   There is something very mesmerizing and exhilarating to feel the softness of the silk, to behold the details and vibrancy of a scarf that is over 50 years old.  The more I learned about these scarves and the process involved to create them, the more I loved and appreciated them. Did you know it takes two years to create one scarf?

If you love Vintage Hermès Carrés as much as I do, you probably already know all this, but if not you will find these facts fascinating:

Here are some known facts and maybe not so well known facts about this iconic 36 by 36 inch piece of silk:


And with it, an icon was born.


What interesting facts and tidbits do you know about Hermès? Did you know any of these facts? What makes Hermès special to you?



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