Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Hermes Honors Lafayette with New Scarf

Hermès certainly needs no intro. It is, of course the ne plus ultra of French scarf design. This month Hermès is showing its transatlantic patriotic colors: red, white, and blue --and bleu, blanc rouge. It has produced a new Hermès scarf in honor of the 250th anniversary of the birth of the Marquis de Lafayette.

Designed by American artist Kermit Oliver, who has created more than a dozen Hermès works, the scarf features images from Lafayette's life and many American historic figures. Currently available only through Lafayette College, the commemorative silk scarf is printed with a red border and is a collector's item. It is a limited edition (less than 100 still available) and can be purchased for $325 (through Dec. 31; $345 after Jan. 1.). Later a version with a blue border will be available at most Hermès boutiques.

For purchasing information, contact Diane Windham Shaw, Special Collections Librarian/Archivist, Lafayette College, 610-330-5401 or

(Watch this news report for a local angle from Lafayette PA.)

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