"Paddock" by French artist and illustrator, Jean-Louis Clerc, was first issued by Hermès in 1955. Clerc was a lover of horses and a keen racing enthusiast. His "Paddock" design, per Hermes design history, depicts...” a lively evocation of that favorite meeting-place of racehorses and their owners, jockeys, elegant ladies and punters, before the beginning of each race. A thicket of top-hats, broad-brimmed ladies’ hats and jockeys’ silk caps… Captured here with such immediacy, we might almost hear the hubbub of conversation.”
This popular and beloved design was reissued in 2004 as a 90cm silk twill, in 2005 as a 90cm mousseline, in 2010 in140cm silk mousseline, and finally in 2015 as a 90cm in monochrome colorways. This scarf is a 2004 Spring/Summer Collection reissue.
The colorway is comprised of a pale pink background with the design details rendered in white, pink, bronze, latte, light blue and pastel green and pastel yellow.
This scarf is in 9 out of 10 pristine, rarely used condition (see our condition scale for reference). There are no stains, spots, holes, thread snags or thread runs. The hems are intact and plump. The silk is fresh and crisp and the colors are subtly smart and elegant. The fabric/care label is attached. The scarf measures 35.5" x 34.5" (90cm x 87.6cm).
Rendered in Clerc's inimitable mid-century modern style, this scarf is a fabulous Hermès design and colorway to own to wear and show. It comes in its original Hermès gift box.