Hermès: A Brief HistoryJoei Huang
We all have our favourites from Hermès, but have you wondered of its history or the workmanship and story that went behind your masterfully crafted favourites? A family-owned brand for six generations, from its beginnings in fine equestrian leather goods, Hermès is best known today for their handbags and exquisite leather. Hermès is a fashion house that encompasses history and tradition, a label that is an iconic symbol of class worldwide.
It all started out when the wife of Emile-Maurice complained of not being able to find any leather bags to her liking. Then came the firstborns of the ladies handbags line, the Bolide and Haut a Courroies which were redesigned from a large saddle and riding boots bag to the now famously known favourite Birkin.
The history of Hermès in the couture world took off from 1929 when the fashion house debuted a women clothing line in Paris, which included bathing suits, jewellery, accessories, scarfs, and the most iconic handbag Hermes Sac a Depeches. The designs become a favourite amongst the high flyers and celebrities, so much so that the Hermes Sac a Depeches was renamed to the Kelly bag when a photo of Hollywood actress turned Monaco Princess, Grace Kelly, carrying a Hermes Sac a Depeches to cover her pregnant belly, was published on Life Magazine front cover.
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