Who doesn't love an Hermes scarf? Finding a narrow orange box under the tree, well, we know Santa's at his best when that happens. One of my favorites is "Paddock" a design that's been around a long time and now is very much copied. The scarf was designed by Jean-Louis Clerc in 1956
at a time when this free style was very popular. Recent developments in printing
technology mean that fakes can now be near photo-accurate and even
include the Hermes copyright and Clerc signature. These are not a guarantee that the scarf is genuine. Fakes often have very bright backgrounds and strangely colored horses and people. So beware. If something is too good to be true, then it likely is a fake. Clerc died in 1961 but his designs live on in this most beautiful of beautiful scarves.
The scarf first appeared in the 1950's and some will have a Lord & Taylor label on them. Hermes sold scarves through L & T way back then.