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Leather Forever Hermes Exhibition London

08 May 2012 - 27 May 2012
at 6 Burlington Gardens
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May

Event Information

A unique Leather Forever Hermes exhibition London event takes place during spring 2012 and explores the 175 year history and fascination with creating designer objects from leather

A unique Leather Forever Hermes exhibition London event takes place during spring 2012 and explores the 175 year history and fascination with creating designer objects from leather. Held in the Royal Academy of Art's sister space, 6 Burlington Gardens, this is a chance for fans of the Hermes brand to get up close and personal with some of the most stylish bags in the world. Leather Forever Hermes exhibition London is no stranger to fashion exhibitions this year, as Christian Louboutin gears up to showcase his iconic shoes and the V&A Museum celebrate the history of the ballgown. But for those with a passion for designer handbags, the Leather Forever Hermes exhibition is surely the only place to go, for a unique insight into the design and creation of these decadent fashion accessories. Thierry Hermes Founded by Thiery Hermes in 1837, the Parisian fashion house has a long established reputation for working with leather to create harnesses and saddles, before later moving onto bags, shoes, purses, belts and other fashionable leather items, many of which will be on show in the Leather Forever Hermes exhibition. London fashion fans will be able to learn more about the history of the company, through six generations of artisan crafts, which has enabled them to keep on making the same objects with the same skill and dedication since the business began. The art of fashion Not only will many iconic leather designs be on show in the exhibition, but visitors to 6 Burlington Gardens are also able to see how several of the products are actually created. With various different craftspeople from the workshops in Paris on site at the Leather Forever Hermes exhibition, you'll be able to see precisely how skilled they are in producing these stylish creations. Entente cordiale As well as spanning the history of the company and presenting products from those commissioned by the Duke of Windsor up to the present day, those inspired by the leather goods on show could end up taking home a little piece of the Leather Forever Hermes exhibition. London fashionistas keen to bag a little luxury for themselves could splash out on one of the four unique bags designed by Hermes to celebrate the exhibition, which take the United Kingdom as their theme, with all proceeds going towards the Royal Academy of Arts. Leather Forever Hermes exhibition London event takes place from Tuesday 8th - Sunday 27th May 2012. Entrance is free. Lauren Child Exhibition London Lucian Freud Exhibition London David Shrigley Exhibition London Animal Art Fair London Spider Silk Scarf at V&A


Ticket Prices

Free