Hermès Celebrates Its Craft


Last night, Hermès celebrated the opening of its Festival des Métiers with an intimate dinner and cocktails. —STEFAN DOYNO

Hermès’s Festival des Métiers, which translates to “Festival of Crafts,” has finally landed in New York City, but only for a short time. The exhibition allows Hermès loyalists and fans the opportunity to meet some of the craftspeople who make the brand’s meticulously detailed, high-quality products. From Birkin bags and silk scarves to its sumptuous jewelry, the exhibition displays a fascinating insight to the traditions and production values behind the remarkable products Hermès is known for. The festival is an interactive showcase with intimate behind-the-scenes displays offering the public a view into a world of details and first-rate craftsmanship that has been passed down from generation to generation at the brand. Craftspeople will reveal some of the mystery behind the handbags, watches, and other iconic Hermès objects. The festival is open to the public from September 5 through September 9 in New York City near the company’s flagship store on Madison Avenue, then will travel to San Francisco from the 20th until the 24th before making its way to Houston from October 10 to October 14. For more information, visit: hermes.com/festival-usa.

The Festival des Métiers can be found in each of the three cities at the following addresses:

New York:  583 Park Avenue (between 63rd and 64th streets); San Francisco: Union Square Park (between Post, Stockton, Geary, and Powell streets); Houston: 1800 Post Oak Boulevard, adjacent to the Hermès Boutique.

And below are pictures from last night’s opening dinner:

Jamie Tisch
Amy Astley and Phillip Lim


Robert Chavez, Glenda Bailey and Guillaume de Seynes


Guillaume de Seynes and Lizzie Tisch


Iconic Hermès silk scarves