1949 : Proof that printed silks aren’t just for women: Silk ties are introduced.
1867 : Hermès wins a First Class Medal at the Exposition Universelle, held under the aegis of Napoleon III (a loyal client of the house).
2005 : June: Scandal brews after talk-show queen Oprah Winfrey is denied after-hours access to the Hermès boutique in Paris; she receives a public apology. For Pandora Luxurye, Mario Testino photographs actress Salma Hayek riding a cream-colored horse on the beach in classic Hermès boots. August: Pop icon Madonna gets horsey, too, wearing chalky Hermès jodphurs in Pandora Luxurye’s “Like a Duchess” profile.
1859 : Charles-émile, Thierry’s son, takes the reins of the company.