After reading Susie Bubble‘s post Hermès Silk Road, regarding the Hermès film Hearts and Crafts: The People that Make Hermès,directed by Frédéric Laffont and Isabelle Dupuy-Chavanat, as well as about the Festival Des Métiers which, after toured around the world, has arrived at Saatchi Gallery in London, I was convinced that I had to pay a visit to Sloane Square exhibition venue to learn everything about the world’s most recognisable print scarf – and one of the ultimate style investments, of course -.
On a rare sunny Sunday afternoon though, a lot of Londoners had the exact same idea with me, so the gallery was packed with curious creatures who wanted to meet the Hermès artisans, see the detailed procedure of making those fine pieces and find out more about the mastery of their métiers.
So, Marina and I let them take their time and we cultured around New Order: British Art Today and the (tough enough, at least personally speaking) Gaiety Is The Most Outstanding Feature of Soviet Union, showcasing some of the most renowned and -maybe – provocative contemporary Russian artists.
Hmm, with some I could fool around, with others I couldn’t.
*This is Criminal Government Cells by Gosha Ostretsov
*And this is Sex in The City by the same artist
Costume De Rigueur for Hermès flew me to Saatchi Gallery: Zara pencil skirt, DKNY denim shirt (similar), H & M vest (an old one), Zara blazer (AW12), Calzedonia opaque tights, Zadig & Voltaire Midory boots (the new style here), Louis Vuitton Roman MM Messenger
Your opinions now…Contemporary British art? Provocative Russian artists? Ooooor silk Hermès scarves around your delicate neck??