04 Sep

Brides de Gala (1957)

Translated: “Gala bridles”

Artist: Hugo Grygkar

Year: 1957. It’s reissued CONSTANTLY.

Screens: 13

Note: Hermes’s best-selling scarf of all time.

Ref. 001266, over 70 different colorways printed.

Literature: 1994 “How to Wear Your Hermes Scarf” brochure (not shown)

From 1957 Hermes catalogue:


Advertising: from 1957:


Advertisement from 1980: (dead link)

Ads from 2009:

Ad from 2010:


Reference: Catherine Deneuve wearing it as a headscarf in 1961


Catherine Deneuve in Les Liaisons Dangereuses (2003) 1912199851_bb73892a78_o

Sophia Loren: Sophia Loren scarf copy

Carmen Ejogo in What’s the Worst that Could Happen? (2001) 1800912536_45806c62d7_o

Queen Elizabeth II wearing B de G in 1993



2006 BdeG Twilly:

Updated 1/8/13

3 Responses to “Brides de Gala (1957)”

  1. Tanja Says:

    Does the Brides de Gala scarf exist without the thin contrast line between the border and the cream inside?

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