For consumer and fashion fetishists, Hermès is celebrating its 175th year with a major new exhibition in the galleries at 6 Burlington Gardens. Hermès Leather Forever celebrates Hermès’ relationship with leather through a presentation of items from Hermès’ past, such as those commissioned by the Duke of Windsor for his Duchess as well as some of its latest creations.
Hermès was founded by Thierry Hermès in Paris in 1837, as a house of master harness-making and later saddle-making. Since then, six generations of enterprising artisans have explored new markets and new skills in the expansion of the French luxury brand's product range.
Craftspeople from the Hermès workshops in Paris will be present at the exhibition demonstrating the art of leather working by creating some of its iconic works in situ.
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