Christine Vauzelles for Hermès (Rare) 1970s Authentic ‘Les Pivoines’ Silk Scarf
Founded in 1837, Hermès International S.A. started life as harness manufacturer operating from the Grands Boulevard area of Paris, France.
Having won numerous design awards during 1855 through to 1867, the company began to sell directly to a discerning public, later serving clients as far away as North Africa, Russia, Asia and the Americas.
Throughout the 1920s Hermès began to expand its wares, with the inclusion of golfing jackets, handbags, scarves, and later perfumes and 18k gold watches.
With its tradition of using only natural materials, the brand enjoyed uninterrupted success, until the early 1970s showed a marked decline in orders, largely due to competitors adopting synthetic materials manufacturing processes, thus proliferating the market with far more inferior but lower priced alternatives.
Branching out into dining and tableware, the firm soon began producing exquisite creations using porcelain and crystal, while expanding its store ownership throughout the 1990s, yet restricting all production to France and exercising fierce design controls on the entire Hermès portfolio.
The company currently boasts annual revenues in excess of £4bn and continues to maintain its very dominant position in the high luxury goods market.
This is an extraordinary and absolutely authentic vintage ‘Les Pivoines’ Hermès silk scarf, designed and issued in 1978 by Christiane Vauzelles. Ms. Vauzelles is known to belong to the Hermès artists, who never knowingly signed their work, and this particular piece displays an abundance of resplendent peonies scattered in their full glory over this beautiful, and very rare, scarf. With a canvas of pink against ghost white with golden yellow undertones, this is the perfect scarf for an all-season wardrobe, and an essential purchase for any genuine vintage Hermès collector.
Designer Christine Vauzelles
Fabric 100% silk
Excellent (see condition chart)
Approximately 36″ x 36″ (90 x 90 cm)