"Carpe Diem" or "Seize the Day," a rare, beloved, highly collectible Hermès design by the artist Joachim Metz. The design depicts the sun surrounded by stars in the sky beaming down on a sun dial listing the hours of the day. This design was first issued in 1994, and was reissued in 1997 retitled "Gloria Soli," due to a copyright dispute regarding its original title. This 1994 design is rated 2B (Rare and Beloved) by Carre̒s d'art II, due to its initial popularity and limited availability prior to its retitling. As a result, this design and title is increasingly hard to find due to its continued popularity and collectibility.
This rare colorway is a gorgeous combination of golds, white, turquoise, pink and yellow. The contrasting hems/edgings are in turquoise.
This vintage carre̒ is new without shop tags and in mint, unworn condition (see our condition scale for reference). There are no stains, spots, discolorations, holes, thread snags or thread runs. The hems are intact, round and plump. The fabric/care label is attached. The scarf measures 34.5" x 34.5" (87.6cm x 87.6cm).
This design is a true example of classic Hermès sophistication at its best, especially in this rare and beautiful colorway. This is the perfect carre̒ in perfect condition to wear, show or collect.