Beta de Nathalie du Pasquier Hermes 140cm Geant Shawl 2017 – Spring has sprung all over this shawl – unworn pristine condition – no issues, flaws or damage. From Hermes: Nathalie du Pasquier left Bordeaux, France for Milan, Italy at a very young age. The Memphis movement was gradually coalescing into life around Ettore Sottsass, with a central focus on design and a determination to shatter the accepted norms of the time, thanks to a free-wheeling aesthetic rooted in bright, bold color. As a co-founder of the movement, Nathalie du Pasquier designed carpets, textiles, furniture and objects. Towards the end of the 1980s, she devoted herself to painting. Gradually, her compositions distanced themselves from the depiction of real objects to focus on the play of pure geometry and color.
Beta is the second letter of the Greek alphabet, and the second carré born of the artist’s encounter with the House of Hermès.
Beta de Nathalie du Pasquier Hermes 140cm Geant Shawl 2017 – The Hermes scarf – a 90 cm silk square weighing approximately 65 grams – has graced the necks of the world’s outstanding ladies and continues to be an indispensable accessory for all elegant women. Manufacturing methods may have evolved since the first scarf was turned out in 1937, but high-quality traditional craftsmanship remains the standard. The factory is situated in Pierre-Benite, near Lyon, the capital of silk. In the printing department, bolts of silk are fixed on immense tables more than 100 meters long. A printer places a silk screen frame corresponding to one color and one particular design and applies the appropriate dye. These steps are repeated as many times as the number of frames needed to arrive at the final pattern. Depending on its complexity, 24 to 70 applications may be required. Once it is printed, the bank of silk is put to dry above the tables for the entire day. Later it is washed, dried, ironed and cut. A seamstress puts the finishing touch with a hand-sewn hem on the scarf’s four borders. The colors employed call for a variety of utensils worthy of a great chef. The assemblage of pigments under neat allows for the composition of 38 primary colors which, skillfully mixed, produce an infinite range of hues and shades. Hermes creates new patterns based on a specific theme every year. More than 1000 different models exist, each one conjugated in a dozen colors. Click here to request access to the It’s-All-Goode Vintage Hermes Scarf Database.
It’s All Goode specializes in vintage Hermès treasures, primarily Hermès silk scarves and Hermès cashmere shawls. Many of our Hermès scarves and shawls are in unworn, pristine condition. All items are consigned to It’s All Goode or come from my own collection. It’s All Goode does not shop Hermès sales or the internet for marked-up resale of vintage Hermès scarves.