Curiosities About Hermès Silk Carré
Jeu Des Omnibus et Dames Blanches was Hermès first design, created by Robert Dumas
Brides de Gala is designed by Hugo Grykar and Hermès most famous scarf design.
Hermès iconic square silk scarf made its debut in 1937, 100 years after the Hermès company was founded. It is often called “carré” which means square in French.
Robert Dumas, who was married to one of the Hermès daughters made the drawing that inspired the first design. ‘Jeu Des Omnibus et Dames Blanches’.
The scarf was made with imported Chinese silk which made the scarf twice as strong than any of the scarves available at the time.
With the exception of some limited-edition pieces, the scarves come in three main sizes: 40 x 40 cm, 90 x 90 cm, and the largest size: 140 x 140 cm.
Since 1937, over 2.000 individual scarf designs have been created. The most famous design is one by Hugo Grygkar, which is the “Brides de Gala” and came in 1957.
On average, close to 27 colors are represented on one Carré scarf and one scarf takes a full 18 months to complete
The scarfs are still produced in France in the same manner: silkscreened by hand, and hems hand-rolled and hand-stitched.
Först Hermès scarfen designades 1937. Sedan dess har över 2000 designer lanserats där Brides de Gala av Hugo Grygkar är den mest kända.