Leila Menchari is responsible for a number of iconic Hermès scarves.
Born in Tunisia, she was first introduced to fashion by fellow country man and couture designer, Azzedine Alaia. As the head stylist at Hermès since 1977, she has been responsible for the many memorable and famous window displays for the Maison Hermès at 24 Rue du Faubourg Saint Honore in Paris. Her artistic windows draw large crowds and are a delicious blend of fantasy, creativity and after all…merchandising.
Inspired by the Queen herself and because the Regina carre is such a beautiful and feminine scarf, Hermes has re-issued it numerous times.
In honor of Queen Elizabeth II’s Golden Jubilee, Maison Hermes issued the Regina Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee in 2002. This edition was a limited edition as it only came in one color way and was only available in the UK.
The Regina Prix de Diane – Hermès – 1986, is also a limited special edition and it was issued in limited numbers for the famous horse races that take place at Chantilly every summer. The Prix de Diane Hermès is the sixth race and the highlight of the day.
No matter whether a special edition or just a “plain regular” Regina, this is an Hermes Classic, that will delight for many generations to come!
Thank you Ms. Menchari!