Grace Kelly Beat us to the Punch

It turns out that we were not the first to reinvent a Hermès scarf. In fact we're about 60 years behind! Grace Kelly, the beloved American actress, who after marrying Prince Rainier in the spring of 1956, became Princess of Monaco, fashioned an Hermès carre as a sling for her broken arm at one of Aristotle Onassis’s yacht parties in 1959.

Appropriately, it was the Deo Juvante Monaco HERMES scarf, which was issued in 1957/1958. The artist is unfortunately unknown and the scarf is less common.