Hermès Gets Catty For A Good Cause
The luxury French house plays host to the Robert Dallet.
French luxury brand Hermès is working with conservation group Panthera on an exhibition titled "Fierce and Fragile: Big Cats in the Art of Robert Dallet", and it will be show at the brand's flagship on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré from May 19 to June 10.
Following the success of an initial exhibition dedicated to Bruce Museum in Greenwich last January, Hermès will continue its tribute to the late Robert Dallet—a collaborator of Hermès for more than 20 years—with the showcase of nearly 75 works by the late wildlife artist. These include his carefully hand-designed artworks of tigers, panthers and other wild creatures in gouaches, watercolors, Chinese ink and pencil sketches. Dallet's mesmerising zoological illustrations have graced over twenty-five Hermès scarves since 1988. He was truly a passionate advocate for animals.
The show will contain works from the Emile Hermès Collection as well as that of the artist's family and is intended to raise awareness about the dangers of extinction facing big cats. Panthera is the only organisation in the world that is devoted exclusively to the conservation of the world's 38 wild cat species and their landscapes.
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