12 Apr

Etriers (1964)



Designer: Francoise de la Perriere

Year: 1964, 1970s, 1980s, 1990, 1997, 1999, Fall 2002, Sp 2009
2010 as cash/silk GM, 2014 as 70cm

From hermes.com:

The Émile Hermès collection is an inexhaustible source of inspiration. Designers in search of subject-matter are sure to discover extraordinary objects, whose shapes and forms become the starting-point for new compositions. Françoise de La Perrière’s eye was caught by a collection of stirrups dating mostly from the 18th and 19th centuries. Their sophisticated, richly imaginative decoration testifies to the talent and expertise of artisans from around the world – South America, the Middle East, France and Spain. For use by men and side-saddle lady riders alike, their refined ornamentation – flowers, stars and mythological creatures – transforms them into elegant works of jewellery in their own right. Entitled simply Étriers (‘Stirrups’), this scarf mixes fine ribbons and metalwork to evoke the glories of a bygone era, reflected in the beauty of each and every object.

Carre Story 2009:  etrier-story

Olivia Palermo in 2009: [deadlink]

Note: original issue had no copyright symbol

From Jaime: etriers

No. 1409 – 38 colorways


Updated 5/7/14

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