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Designed by Hermès (French, founded in 1837)


Length x width: 88.9 x 87.6 cm (35 x 34 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique


Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Black scarf. Large red circle in the center overlaid by fan design. The fans range in color, but most are rich colors (reds, purples, blues, etc.) with the exception of two fans (towards the top left and bottom right corners) that are pale blue with a lace design. Each fan has a unique design, and each has a braided cord (some with a tassel). Some fans are closed. In the top right corner, above one the fans, is a gold rose with a gold chain, and the text, “Brise de Charme”, which translates to breeze charm.


Before 2011, acquired by Evelyn H. Lauder (b. 1936 - d. 2011); 2011, given by inheritance to her husband, Leonard A. Lauder, New York, NY; 2013, gift of Lauder to the MFA. (Accession date: June 26, 2013)

Credit Line

The Evelyn H. Lauder Fashion Collection—Gift of Leonard A. Lauder