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Scarf

French
Designed by Hermès (French, founded in 1837)


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

2013.755

Medium or Technique

Silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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.

Provenance

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