Monday, May 31, 2010

Le Carnaval de Venice

Today's post is the 100th on my blog, a landmark accomplishment worth being celebrated with a spectacular design that epitomizes the Celebration.  To mark this accomplishment, I couldn't think of a better design than the original "Le Carnaval de Venice" ("The Carnival of Venice") by Hubert de Watrigant. 

This design has withstood the test of time.  After so many years and countless fashion trends, this design continues to fascinate me thanks to its vibrant harmony and mysterious dynamics, the Venetian masks depicted in every corner as well as the participants, dressed in character costumes.  These elements, uniquely identifiable with Venice, are wittily depicted across the scarf elegantly and harmoniously.  Interestingly, this mosaic of pictorials

As your eye focuses on the pictorial placed in the center of the scarf - depicting an equally impactful and prominent St. Mark's bell tower overlooking Piazza San Marco (St. Mark's Square), you notice the passers-by, themselves dressed in period costumes, admiring the symbol of the "Serenissima" Venice.

Perhaps more than anything, this is one of my all-time favourite designs, and what's a beautiful gift if I cannot share it with friends ?

Happy 100 posts, and may you savour many more posts whose subjects - the beautiful Hermès scarves - will continue to fascinate, mesmerize, and ultimately inspire you.

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