Hermès: The American Connection

Oliver’s “Les Cheyennes” for Hermes
Picture via polyvore.com

Texan Kermit Oliver, the only American designer for French luxury brand Hermès, is featured in this NPR story and this Texas Monthly article. Oliver is an artist by day and a postal sorter by night. His artistic journey is intriguing, and his personal story has been marked by great sadness.

Meanwhile, my friend Réginald-Jérôme de Mans has a meditation on Hermès as the last great luxury house with any integrity. But don’t look for him to sport an “H” belt buckle any time soon.

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