Hermès Paris

Hermès Paris

Hermès Paris

The history of Hermès, the brand that represents the quintessential luxury begins in 1837, when the saddler Thierry Hermès opened, in central Paris, a workshop of horse harnesses. But we must wait until the twenties before seeing the creation of that relaxed approach to style and luxury, typical of the fashion house, first with a line of jewelry inspired by the equestrian world and then with the first collection of women's fashion designed by Lola Prusac. The next decade gave birth to new creations that launched the company and made it a landmark in the history of fashion. Among the most significant creations it is impossible not to mention the Collier de Chien that takes the cue from dog collars; the beautiful silk yoke and the famous Kelly originally inspired by the saddle carry bags, to be used during the hunt but reduced in size and turned into an elegant handbag.  Launched for the first time in 1935 and then reduced in volume, it became famous after the war thanks to Grace Kelly, who showed off this handbag in 1956 on the cover of Life trying to hide the pregnancy with her daughter Caroline. From that moment on, Kelly, timeless icon of the fashion house, became one of the most stylish and favorite bags in the world. This success will be matched only a few years later by the Birkin handbag , created in 1984 for the actress and singer Jane Birkin by Jean-Louis Dumas, then designer of the fashion house who on a flight from Paris to London was complaining that there was no bag available that was able to contain everything a woman needs. Since then, functionality, comfort, simplicity and high quality have been the fundamental principles of the fashion house, revised by a code of temporary aesthetic modernity from time to time. A subtle transformation in the sign of pure ésprit français for a woman typically parisienne, elegantly sophisticated and capable of effusing a discreet and moderate charm.

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