The iconic fashion house is synonymous not only with luxury but with painstaking, precise workmanship. What better way for the label to celebrate its 175th anniversary than by offering a glimpse at the way its scarves, leather goods, watches, jewelry, and clothing are created, from the first sketch to the final stitch?
The crowd followed silk maestro Kamel Hamadou, visiting from the French textile center of Lyon, who explained that it takes two years and 280 miles of silk thread to make a single Hermès scarf. Meanwhile, a Kelly bag was assembled on the spot, a gilder decorated a Saint Louis goblet, and a jeweler set the diamonds in a gold bracelet.
Silk specialist Kamel Hamadou.
Gilding a Saint Louis glass.
DJ Harley Viera-Newton.
Cena Jackson, director of Hermès publicity.
Guillaume de Seynes.