Hermès Carré 'Les Muserolles' designed by Christiane Vauzelles

Condition: Excellent
Price: € 310
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The Les Muserolles Hermès© carré, The Nosebands literal translation, was designed by Christiane Vauzelles in 1986. A noseband is the leather part that goes across a horse’s nose and part of what makes up a bridle. A noseband keeps the horse from opening its mouth, but perhaps more importantly, it gives the rider more control, which of course is imperative. It is believed that it was the noseband, also known as the cavesson or caveson, that was first invented and used to control a wild horse. And thus it predates the bridle and its other components, like the browband, bits, etc..Metal muzzles were typically used by knights during the Middle Ages when the horse was an important and powerful “war machine” as Hermès© put it in the Mito e Belleza. These metal muzzles protected the horse from injury during yes, war, and dangerous tournaments like jousting.The artist’s version of one such muzzle as inspired by 16th century German metal muzzles now part of the Émile Hermès Museum

  • Les Muserolles by Christiane Vauzelles, 1986 first issue
  • Hand rolled edges
  • Red background
  • Black borders
  • Hermès caretag
  • Excellent condition
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€ 310
90 x 90 cm


The legendary French luxury goods house began as a harness workshop in Paris in 1837. By the twenties, Hermès had the patent for the zipper in France, and introduced the first ladies’ bags with zip closures, and in 1937, the first Hermès silk scarves were born (today, a scarf is allegedly sold every twenty seconds). The company expanded into riding gloves, belts, and men’s and women's sportswear, and designed the now-famous travel trunks to meet the needs of the new automobile drivers. The Kelly bag debuted in 1956 after Grace Kelly used a large crocodile handbag to hide her pregnancy. In the seventies, the first women's shoe collection and the first complete men's ready-to-wear collection were introduced. Actress Jane Birkin replaced her old straw purse with a leather Hermès number in 1984, and started the rage that is the Birkin bag. Today the Birkin continues to have the longest waiting list of any luxury accessory. Hermès also has a complete home line, bed and bath linens, furniture, silverware, crystal and porcelain, office accessories, and baby gifts. In 2003, following Martin Margiela, Jean-Paul Gaultier joined the house as women's ready-to-wear designer, putting a high-fashion spin on the label’s equestrian roots. After departing in May 2010, Christophe Lemaire, who is best known for reviving preppy label Lacoste, took the reigns. In June 2004, perfumer Jean-Claude Ellena took a post as the in-house perfumer and launched several scents that have amassed cultish popularity. There are over 240 Hermès boutiques internationally, including a Wall Street location, the North American flagship on Madison Avenue, and in the fall of 2009, the first menswear-only boutique right across the street.