Today I’m wearing a vintage Hermes Paris silk scarf. The carousel print is bold with vibrant red, gold, black, silver, and blue.
- Thierry Hermès born to a French innkeeper in Krefeld, Prussia. He will be orphaned at 15.
- Hermès opens a harness shop in Paris. “Our first customer was a horse,” Xavier Guerrand-Hermès, the founder’s great-great-grandson will later joke in a 1980 People magazine article.
- Hermès wins a First Class Medal at the Exposition Universelle, held under the aegis of Napoleon III (a loyal client of the house).