Timeless Silks: The Hermès Carré
Hermès in Rago's Winter 2018 Jewelry Auctions
27 November 2018
by Lauren Della-Croce; Specialist, Fine Jewelry
Woven from the mulberry silk of 250 cocoons and individually screen printed (a process requiring nearly 18 months of production), it is no wonder that the Hermès Carré is synonymous with luxury. Produced in an array of nearly 2,000 patterns, each a cascade of color, these silk squares of “wearable art” have become an enduring wardrobe staple for the fashion forward since their introduction in 1937.
From the heads of fashion icons such as Audrey Hepburn, to the necks of celebrities like Blake Lively, this versatile cut of silk has maintained its place as an international fashion staple, having survived eight decades of changing trends.
Though fashion continues to evolve, the exceptional quality of the Hermès scarf has remained the same. With nearly 100 lots of Hermès silk to be auctioned off at Rago Auction’s on Sunday, December 2, 2018, collectors have an opportunity to acquire desirable patterns such as Hommage a Central Park or Regina.