The Vive le Vent was part of the 1992 Year by the Sea Collection, which was the theme for that year at HERMÈS©. Designed by the talented Toutsy, who is also known as Laurence Thioune and Laurence Bourthoumieux, her stunning Long live the Wind takes us to the four corners of the world.
This is how Hermès introduced this design in the Le Carre Hermès Paris© booklet:
This scarf ripples in the wind like a flag unfurled. Chests fill out to match the great expanse of ocean. We are on board one of those brave vessels of heroic times, ploughing the main in full sail in search of distant horizons conjuring up adventure and sheer poetry. Whether man-of-war or merchantman, the king of the high seas cuts through the foam-tipped waves. And a lusty sea-shanty fills the air.
Some interesting facts:
Other designs from that year include:
Grand Fonds – Annie Faivre more about the life of this artist here
A la Gloire de Guillaume – Loïc Dubigeon
Festival – Henri d’Origny
Vent Portant – Yannick Manier
Feux de Router Apercus la Nuit en Mer –
Kachinas – Kermit Oliver
Musee – Philippe Ledoux more about the life of this artist here
Le Paradis du Roy – Annie Faivre more about the life of this artist here
Do you know what an hermes carre cost brand new in 1992?
$215 (now I understand the expression “good old days” :-))