Grace Kelly and the HERMES carre

The following question was posted by one of my readers:

I was wondering if you could tell me the name of design Grace Kelly wore when she used a hermes scarf as a sling? 
Thank you

I thought this an excellent question, so I decided to post it here:

Grace Kelly, the beloved American actress, who after marrying Prince Rainier in the spring of 1956, became Princess of Monaco, did use an HERMES carre as a sling for her broken arm.

grace kelly hermes

Appropriately, it was the Deo Juvante Monaco HERMES scarf, which was issued in 1957/1958.  The artist is unfortunately unknown and the scarf is less common.

Deo Juvante Monaco HERMES Red
Deo Juvante Monaco HERMES Carre 1957/1958 (private collection)




  1. Dorothy Kaufman

    I’ve always gotten a kick out of Princess Grace’s legendary use of her Hermes scarf. Such style and class!! I did once fashion a sling from a scarf for a dog walking acquaintance who slipped one icy morning on Bow Bridge in Central Park breaking her wrist. But alas she was only wearing a foulard ordinaire.
    Is the lesson to be learned here, no event is ever so casual you should be caught wearing anything less than an Hermes scarf???