Les Tuileries by Joachim Metz for the Maison Hermes

Here is one of my all time favorite Hermes scarves, Les Tuileries by Joachim Metz, named after the famous Parisian Gardens leading up to the Louvre.

Last time I was in Paris, a couple of summers ago, I fell in love not just with Paris all over again, but with this stunning part of heaven.  No wonder Mr. Metz used the elaborate entry to the gardens as inspiration for his stunning scarf.

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Les Tuileries HERMES Scarf

Les Tuileries HERMES Scarf

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Les Tuileries HERMES Scarf

Authentic Vintage Hermes Silk Scarf Concerto by Clerc w/Box and Bolduc Ribbon and more…

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Concerto Jean Louis Clerc HERMES Paris Silk Scarf Carre de Paris

Concerto Jean Louis Clerc HERMES Paris Silk Scarf Carre de Paris

 

Frontaux et Cocardes HERMES Carre

Frontaux et Cocardes HERMES Silk Scarf by Carre de Paris

Chiens et Valets Rare HERMES Scarf

Chiens et Valets HERMES by Carre de Paris

Cliquetis, Julia Abadie, 1972 first Issue

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Cliquetis HERMES (re-issue) – SOLD

Cliquetis HERMES

Cliquetis HERMES (Original issue) – SOLD

Cliquetis is another HERMES carre that has become an icon in its own right.  Sadly, along with that, it has also become probably one of the most copied designs of the Parisian Fashion House.  Just a cautionary note, if you have just recently fallen in love with the Hermes Carre, please be careful not to purchase any Cliquetis, that sports the Hermes name in bold letters across the entire scarf.  A sure sign that you are dealing with a FAKE!

Cliquetis Hermes Paris

Authentic Cliquetis Hermes Paris

FAKE Cliquetis

FAKE courtesy of Etsy julianata*

*Thankfully, the seller did advertise it as a fake, but sadly someone actually purchased it… 🙂

Back to the inspiration behind Cliquetis.  Cliquetis translates to clatter more or less.

Looking at the scarf, I can almost hear the clatter these swords and sabers might make strung together the way Madame Abadie did on her carre.  The difference between a saber and a sword you ask?

At least the way I understand it is that a sword is a very old weapon dating back to sometime BC, it is straight and designed to thrust.  A saber, on the other hand, is a much more modern invention, think 18th century France.  It is typically curved, sports a larger handguard and its curved blade was designed to primarily slice.

The saber became extremely important during Napoleon’s Empire and almost every soldier had one.  The saber played a huge role in many of his battles including Waterloo.

It was during Napoleon, that officers began to personalize their sabers and swords and thus making the task of identifying them with a specific regiment or army corps much more difficult.  Consequently, large numbers of non-regulatory models exist from that period.  In general, however, the saber was considered par excellence the weapon of chivalry, while the sword was reserved for general officers and, in particular under the Consulate and the Empire, represented more than anything a symbol of civil and military authority.

Julia’s carre represents only some of these models, but certainly enough to give us an idea of the variety of types that were in circulation at the time of the Empire. Two of the most common sabers are located in the bottom row; the first left is a Navy sword, hence the anker and the third one would have most likely belonged to a senior officer of the Imperial Guard.  It is the one with the shell hilt.

I would also like to mention the sabretache in the right corner.

Cliquetis Hermes Paris Early Issue

Cliquetis Hermes Paris Early Issue

Yes, the same sabertache we find in Joachim Metz’s Poste et Cavalerie.  To read more about the Poste et Cavalerie and its sabertaches, please follow the link.

Happy reading.

Cliquetis Hermes Paris Vintage Julia Abadie, 1972

Cliquetis Hermes Paris Vintage Julia Abadie, 1972

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Authentic Vintage Hermes Silk Scarf Carrousel By Christiane Vauzelles Rare w/BOX Bolduc Ribbon

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Hommage a Mozart by Julia Abadie

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was born in Salzburg, Austria and became Classic Era’s most prolific and influential composer. A child prodigy, his career started at the tender age of five and during his 35 years, he composed over 600 works.

Hommage a Mozart is a glorious scarf celebrating one of the most loved composers of all time!

May I have the Keys please

The iconic Hermès Silk Scarf, Les Clés or Les Clefs, also knows as the Keys, was designed by Caty Latham and first issued in 1965.  This scarf has been re-issued numerous times due to its overwhelming popularity.

Sometimes also known as Keys, this is a scarf that transcends generations, trends, fads and one that has become an icon for the fashion-conscious.

The many faces of the Les Cles Hermes carre…

Read about the Inspiration for this design on my blog

Les Cles HERMES Paris Vintage Scarf Olive

Les Cles HERMES Paris Vintage Scarf Olive

Les Cles HERMES Exclusif Silk Blouse White

Les Cles HERMES Exclusif Silk Blouse White

Les Cles hermes 36" x 36" silk scarf

Les Cles Hermes 36″ x 36″ silk scarf

This Mother’s Day…

Surprise your mother, wife, sister or friend with one of these special Hermes carres this Mother’s Day.

The Early America Hermes Scarf with General George Washington and Lady Washington at the center, surrounded by various images in the American folk art style, is a beautiful scarf in any colorway. Designed by Francoise de la Perriere and first issued in 1979, this has become an iconic “American” scarf.

We are pleased to offer you two of these lovely scarves, both in pristine condition and each with an Hermes scarf box.

A gift to be remembered and cherished for years to come.

We will specially gift wrap your Early America Hermes scarf for you at no extra charge and ship it worldwide for free.

Early America HERMES Carre

Early America HERMES Carre

 

Early America HERMES Carre with Neiman Marcus store tag

Early America HERMES Carre with Neiman Marcus store tag

Early America HERMES Carrein beautiful blues

Early America HERMES Carrein beautiful blues

Early America HERMES Close Up

Early America HERMES Close Up

Early America HERMES Carre

Early America HERMES Carre

Early America HERMES with Scarf Box

Early America HERMES with Scarf Box

Early America HERMES Copyright and Care Tag

Early America HERMES Copyright and Care Tag

Early America HERMES 36 inch Carre

Early America HERMES 36 inch Carre

More New Arrivals…

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Camails HERMES Paris Exclusif Label Blouse Blue

Camails HERMES Paris Exclusif Label Blouse Blue

Les Cles HERMES Exclusif Silk Blouse White

Les Cles HERMES Exclusif Silk Blouse White

Napoleon HERMES Paris Bee Silk Jacquard Scarf Pink with Scarf Ring

Napoleon HERMES Paris Bee Silk Jacquard Scarf Pink with Scarf Ring

New Arrivals at our store

New Arrivals at Carre de Paris

Shop from a wide selection of authentic pre-owned and vintage HERMES Scarves and more…

New Arrivals at Carre de Paris

New Arrivals at Carre de Paris

Tohu Bohu, anyone?

Authentic Hermes Silk Scarf Tohu Bohu with Hermes Scarf Box

$ 549.00

Tohu Bohu HERMES Paris Silk Scarf 90 cm

Tohu Bohu HERMES Paris Silk Scarf 90 cm

Tohu Bohu HERMES Paris Silk Scarf

Tohu Bohu HERMES Paris Silk Scarf

Tohu Bohu HERMES Paris 36 inch Silk Scarf

Tohu Bohu HERMES Paris 36 inch Silk Scarf

Tohu Bohu HERMES Foulard

Tohu Bohu HERMES Foulard