Every Season Hermes reinvents its Classics

I am always interested in seeing how the Maison Hermes reinvents some of the Classics and this season there are several old timers that have received a new and perhaps more up to date look: Les ClesEperon d’Or, Brides de Gala and Ex Libris, are all iconic Hermes carres and have been for decades.

Les Cles Hermes 36" x 36" silk scarf - original design by Caty Latham was first issued in 1965
Les Cles Hermes 36″ x 36″ silk scarf – original design by Caty Latham was first issued in 1965
Eperon d'Or vintage Hermes carre
Vintage Hermes Eperon d’Or Silk Scarf
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This Vintage Hermes Eperon d’Or Silk Scarf was designed by Henri d’Origny and first issued in 1974

Here are links to the reinvented Les Cles, the Eperon d’Or as a 22″ x 22″ bandana, a 55″ x 55″ large silk carre and a 8″ x 88″ maxi twilly.

The new Brides de Gala scarves also come in various colorways and sizes and below are photos of authentic vintage Brides de Gala scarves for comparison.

Vintage Hermes Brides de Gala 36" x 36"
Vintage Hermes Brides de Gala 36″ x 36″ carre designed by Hugo Grygkar and first issued in 1957
Vintage Hermes Brides de Gala 16
Vintage Hermes Brides de Gala 16″ x 16″ gavroche/pocket square
Vintage Hermes Brides de Gala Opera Scarf the predecessor to the Maxi Twilly
Vintage Hermes Brides de Gala Opera Scarf the predecessor to the Maxi Twilly

Links to today’s versions of Brides de Gala;

16′ x 16″ pocket square

36′ x 36″ carre

Maxi Twilly

55″ x 55″ silk scarf hand dyed with natural Bagru clay in India

Ex Libris, another Hugo Grygkar creation was first issued in 1946.  This great carre has long been loved by many and due to its popularity re-issued numerous times.  This season Hermes offers a 22″ x 22″ bandana, the Ex-Libris Vichy Arashi, a 36” x 36″ carre dyed with natural indigo pigments in Bangladesh.

Whether you prefer the original vintage carres of yesterday or love the latest naturally dyed recreations, you have chosen the one and only silk scarf ever produced that is both timeless, classy and an icon of exquisite taste anywhere and anytime.

So no matter what color or size, an Hermes scarf is always the perfect accessory!

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