The rare and beloved Hermès design, "Charmes Des Plages Normandes" or "The Charms of Normandy Beaches," by long time Hermès artist, Loic Dubigeon, who has been creating scarf designs for Hermès since 1984. This design, issued as part of the Hermès 1999 spring/summer collection, depicts the summer sights one would encounter at the beaches of St Lo, Normandy, France--people flying kites off the boardwalk, beach umbrellas, cabanas, pleasure and fishing boats, lighthouses, and representations of area homes and shops. This design also was reissued in 2004 as a 70cm cotton carre̒.
The stunning and summerly colorway is comprised of a sky blue border on a white background with design details depicted in pastel tones of greens, mint, tangerine, lemon and blues.
This scarf in vintage 10 out of 10, new in its box (travel case) with out shop tags (NIBWOT) condition. Mint and unused, there are no condition issues to report. Scarf has retained its original folds. The silk is crisp and will drape with attitude. Colors are boutique fresh. The scarf measures 35" x 35" (88.9cm x 88.9cm). Travel case has a shallow deflection that occurred sometime during its 18 years' of storage. Scarf was not affected.
Due to the rarity and popularity of this design and the mint condition of this particular scarf, this specimen presents a perfect acquisition opportunity to start a Hermès scarf collection or to add to an existing collection. Truly a scarf to own to wear or show.