Hermes Carré by Numbers

Hermes’ Carré is an icon fashion product. One day I hope to own one of these silk squares. I have images of myself wrapping upon around my head like a 50s Hollywood film siren or tying it nonchalantly around the handles of my handbag as a ribbon of colour. Perhaps I will pass it on to a beloved family member as a token of affection. In the meantime, I am relishing in some intriguing facts about this smooth treasure.

Debut: 1937
Starting size: 70cm²
Starting price: £235
No. artists designing images: 50
Colour palette: 750,000 hues
Designs created: 2,500
Length of silk rolls sent to Lyon printer: 100-150m
Average time to make printing screen: 750 hrs

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