Dimensions: 304 pages, 10 × 10 × 1.6 in
Published: July 13, 2010
Publisher: Thames And Hudson
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0500515182
ISBN - 13: 9780500515181
From the Publisher
The Herme s scarf is a style icon. Worn by royalty and celebrities, coveted and admired, and now avidly collected, this deceptively simple square of silk is much more than just a fashion accessory: it is the stuff of legend. Since the first scarf made its debut in 1937, the House of Herme s has produced more than two thousand different designs. From the classic scarves that embody the Herme s tradition to the wildly imaginative stylings of contemporary designers, the House is always forging new paths and yet is never afraid to take a fresh and often witty approach to its own heritage. A scarf is not the work of a single individual; at each stage of its creation, talent and craftsmanship combine to create a work of art. These qualities shine through in the illustrations, by turns playful and poetic, which lead the reader into a richly colored world with a multitude of motifs. They range from the equestrian themes that are internationally associated with the Herme s brand, through French history and the natural world, to global cultures. From vibrant opulence to subtle harmony, every scarf conveys a mood and every one tells a story.