Hermes as a brand started as a harness and bridle workshop for horses in Paris in 1837. Thierry Hermes catered to the elite of Europe, and eventually the company expanded into other leather goods (handbags, clothing, etc.). Over the decades, it became a global powerhouse in the fashion world. But the most iconic items of Hermès, are its Kelly bag named after Princess of Monaco Grace Kelly, Birkin bag designed for British actress Jane Birkin, and the silk twill scarves called Carrés with equestrian themes.
The Hermès carré, made of silk twill in Lyon France, has become the most elegant accessories in a woman’s wardrobe, thanks to its connections with some of the most iconic or elegant women who wear it in all different ways: Grace Kelly, Audrey Hepburn, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, Brigitte Bardot, Sophia Loren, and Queen Elizabeth II who has perhaps the largest Hermès carré collection in the world.