Napoléon by Philippe Ledoux – first issue 1963 – Jacquard Silk

 

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I have always appreciated the luxurious feel of the jacquard scarves, but must admit have absolutely fallen head over heels for these incredible scarves only recently. You have to touch it, run your hand across it, wear it to fully appreciate the softness of the silk.  Unlike its twill cousins, the jacquard foulards are not just visually stunning but they are softer, more luxurious and drape better in my humble opinion.

Here is ab unbelievably gorgeous Napoléon in pristine vintage condition that we are offering for sale at www.carredeparis.com. Designed by Philippe Ledoux, first issued in 1963 and re-issued in 1985, this bee jacquard carre pays homage to Napoléon Bonaparte. Five vignettes depict the French emperor in great detail throughout his reign. Bee, the symbol of immortality and resurrection, as to link the new dynasty to the very origins of France, was chosen by Napoléon along with the eagle, to be emblems of the Empire.

Ledoux, the master of detail and story depiction, and perhaps the most beloved of all Hermès designers, has created an unforgettable scarf, a true timeless classic worthy of any great collection

 

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