Hermès will show an exhibition in Beverly Hills
The fashion house Hermès announced a new series of outbound exhibitions under the title “Hermès Heritage”. The first one was called Harnessing the Roots, it will be presented in the boutique of the brand, located in Beverly Hills.
At the exhibition, you can find out all the details about the heritage of the fashion house, founded by Thierry Hermes in 1837, with a series of subjects highlighting the main themes, colors and motifs. Among the exhibits will be presented as equestrian ammunition (which was produced for the aristocracy), and a series of dresses and bags from different collections.
Part of the exhibits specially for the exhibition was removed from the personal collection of Emil Ermes, the son of the brand’s founder, and also from the archive of the fashion house. In addition, the exhibition will be presented and modern line of accessories Hermès. There will also be a 1962 documentary, where Robert Dumas, heir and director of Hermès from 1951 to 1978, explains the art of making a saddle.
Bruno Gaudishon became curator of the exhibition “The harnessed roots.” Together with the stage designer Lawrence Fontaine they decided to place the objects not chronologically, but thematically, emphasizing the sleds and their metamorphoses. The exhibition features 5 themes: Brides de Gala, Le cheval et son habit, Le motif de la selle, En boucles (“In the hinges”), and Lanières (“Belts”). They all refer to bridles, riding skills, saddles, clothing and brand accessories. Many exhibits from the exhibition “Harnessed horses” were not previously presented to the public.
Initially, the exhibition “Harnessed Roots” debuted in Shanghai in 2017. From March 31 to April 7, 2018, the exhibition can be viewed in Beverly Hills. The exhibition will be free and open to all comers. The exposition will not be the first such event from the Hermès Fashion House in Los Angeles. Earlier, the brand presented the exhibition “Dwntn Men”, aimed at showing their menswear, where both archival suits and modern images were presented right from the podium. After the men’s exhibition, the Fashion House organized a party dedicated to the art of Los Angeles.