Hermès of Paris
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Hermès of Paris

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The company was founded by Frenchman Thierry Hermès in 1837.  It specialized in saddles and leathergoods during those early years, with tableware becoming a strong segment in the 1980s.

 

One of its early designers was Lola Prusac.  Its first women collection was shown in Paris in 1929, and the Hermès scarf was introduced in the early 1930s.  The handbag made famous by Grace Kelly in 1956 was actually first manufactured almost 20 years earlier in 1930.  Haute Couture collection was stopped in 1956, but they continued to give shows during the European Fashion Week.

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