Celebrating 175 Years , Hermès Leather Forever Exhibition shows us the beautiful company’s long relationship with leather. The show is divided in 12 rooms which represent various leather collections including Travel, equestrian, accessories and handbags. Bespoke items from history such as items commissioned by the Duke of Windsor and Wallis Simpson and a winged saddle apparently commissioned by a Japanese band. Most exciting for me is the Craftspeople from the Hermès workshop in Paris who will be present at the show, demonstrating the art of leather-working.
There is more , Hermès created four one of a kind versions of its Passe- Guide Handbag representing England , Scotland , Ireland and Wales as tribute to those countries. Christie’s will conduct and online auction of the bags from 14th of May till 31st. All proceeds of the auction will be donated to the Royal Academy of Arts.
They should make a special piece for the Her Majesty The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Hermès Leather Forever Exhibition
6 Burlington Gardens
8th to 27th of May 2012
10am to 6pm Daily , Late Night on Fridays till 10pm.