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From 1821 to 1837, Thierry Hermès begins as an apprentice in a manufacture of craftsman-saddler in Pont-Audemer, in Normandy. He then opens his first manufacture in Paris, where he designs harnesses, equipments and accessories for horses. In the 19th century, the house extends manufacture to luggages, which were first dedicated for the transportation of horse equipment. From horses to individuals, a clothing collection is developed in the 1930s. Watches, jewellery, silverware, house accessories are developed in the 1960s. The Duc carriage with a horse is recognised worldwide, silk and leather being the DNA of the house. Hermès International, still belonging to the Hermès family, is member of COMITÉ COLBERT.

Designer Artistic Director

Pierre-Alexis DUMAS

Lola Prusac is the 1st designer of the House in the 30s.

Iconic Product


The cult silk scarve CARRÉ was created in 1937, the know-how and quality of silk and design make its success - La maison des carrés (the house of carrés) at Hermès gives an idea of the variety of colors and designs. | The BIRKIN bag is 30 years old and born thanks to a chance encounter between Jane Birkin and Jean Louis Dumas during a flight - One of the most iconical bags was designed to be chic and smart, practical for elegant mothers.
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