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How I wear my Hermès pleated scarf

Tied, twisted, looped, folded, rolled, rumpled—an Hermès scarf lends itself to endless transformations and yet somehow, it manages to always look the same: très elegant. With more than 1,500 versions to flirt with, these magical, hand-painted silk squares are just as beguiling today as when they first sprung to life in 1937. Their trademarks, which include 90-centimetre sides, specially treated silk twills and hand-rolled borders, were established early on. Over the years, some have been reinterpreted and reinvented to appeal to a younger demographic, notably a playful, pleated style (the Plissé) in 1980. 

As much as I like the pleated Hermès scarves I find them hard to wear. Because of the structure of the silk, a tied knot will easily open up by itself. But there is help available.

Photo credits are to Hermès

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