FASHION

A look into French fashion house, Hermès


Photographer: Willy Vanderperre Stylist: Panos Yiapanis

Hermès has plenty to celebrate these days: a new women’s wear designer, the opening of a Paris flagship, and a furniture line. But, as Alice Rawsthorn discovers, the quintessentially French maison also faces some of the stiffest challenges in its long history.

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Photographer: Willy Vanderperre Stylist: Panos Yiapanis

Newly appointed designer Christophe Lemaire.

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Photographer: Willy Vanderperre Stylist: Panos Yiapanis

From left: Hermès’s silk twill and alpaca knit dress; alpaca knit dress; and silk twill and alpaca knit sweater and pants.

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Photographer: Willy Vanderperre Stylist: Panos Yiapanis

From left: Hermès’s felted wool flannel coat; deerskin and alpaca dress; alpaca knit dress; and lambskin vest, natural silk and perforated leather shirt, and natural silk skirt with leather waist.

Beauty Note: Guerlain Rouge G Lipstick in Gwen amps up an otherwise pale face.

Hair by Anthony Turner at Art Partner; makeup by Lisa Butler at the Collective Shift; manicures by Marian Newman at Streeters using CND. Models: Hanne Gaby at Ford Models; Melissa Tammerijn at New York Models; Kasia Wrobel at Supreme Management; Yulia Lobova at Major Paris. Set design by Max Bellhouse at the Magnet Agency, London; production by Ragi Dholakia Productions; digital technician: Henri Coutant. Photography assistants: Romain Dubus and Christian Bragg. Fashion ­assistants: Matt Carroll and Ai Kamoshita.