I threatened to write about Salzburg a while back, so here it is…
Loic Dubigeon’s Salzburg is a gorgeous composition, a beautiful scarf celebrating Salzburg, the city on the Danube, and its son, one of the greatest composers to ever live, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
That same year, 1996, Hermes also issued Hommage a Mozart, coincidence? I think not…
Every year Hermes has a theme and as you may have guessed, 1996 was dedicated to Music. The same year Zoe Pauwels gave us La Musique des Spheres.
and Madama Claudia Stuhlhofer Mayr Musique des Dieux
There was one more carre celebrating music that same year and you may have guessed already…New Orleans Creole Jazz.
But back to Salzburg…
There is something in Dubigeon’s style that just captures my imagination. At first glance I am instantly transported thousands of miles and find myself dreamily wandering the streets and alleys of Mozart’s lovely city until I find myself at 9 Getreidegasse in front of the Maestro’s birthplace…
With a Mozart Kugel (chocolate truffle-like candy) in hand, our daughter and I walk silently into the Maestro’s childhood home, a museum today…
One can spend hours here, of course, as my daughter and I did a couple of years ago. But at last we tear ourselves away, walk across the Danube, take more photos and settle down at the famous Hotel Sacher, to have a cup of tea and a slice of heaven. Have I just admitted to loving chocolate?
Whether you are a fan of Mozart or not, the two scarves that have been issued in his honor tell a beautiful story. Rich in detail they are more works of art than a simple accessory.
Meet the rare L’Elegance et le Confort en Automobile by Caty Latham
His name immediately takes us to the Wild West, Canada… or Madison Avenue
Enjoy some past and present treasures by this unique and only American Artist ever to design for the Maison Hermes.
All of his twenty designs are highly collectible and coveted by many around the world
Here is a sampling…enjoy
Faune et Flore du Texas – Texas Wildlife, 1995, different colorways – sold
Mythologies des Hommes Rouges, 1994, different colorways – sold
Kachinas, 1992, different colorwaus – sold
Les Ameriques, 1992, available – click here to purchase
What a scarf!!!
I was just writing my dear friend and an avid Hermes collector herself, how amazing this scarf is in person. She wondered how many screens that must have taken? Although I do not have the answer to that question, I can tell you that one can’t just quickly glance at it. The intricate details just draw your eye in…
Have a look for yourself
Amazing work by a very gifted artist, Michel Duchene. The Grand Cortege a Moscou was issued in 1992 and is considered a rare carres.
Le Geographe, an intricate silk jacquard, was designed by Sandra Laroche, who has created to my knowledge, three additional carres for the Maison Hermes: Au Clair de la Lune, Fleurs d’Hiver and Per Astra Ad Astra being her most recent and perhaps also best known creation.
Le Geographe, her first Hermes design from 1992, is a beautiful scarf, rich in detail and storytelling.
Australia’s four explorers, Charles-Alexandre Lesueur, Nicolas-Thomas Baudin and François Péron are depicted in each corner and at the center is Australia herself surrounded by her unique flora and fauna.
Saddle up and enjoy the Ride…