Straight from the Horse's Mouth


A delightfully illustrated miscellany of stories from the world of Hermès


ISBN: 9781419762598 Category:

Luc Charbin


Drawn from the archives of Hermès, here is a collection of enchanting stories and profiles that trace the odyssey of the family business founded by Thierry Hermès in 1837.

Author Luc Charbin brings to life the voices of the saddlers, sales assistants, window-dressers, silversmiths, and gardeners of Hermès across several generations, accompanied by the distinctive drawings of Alice Charbin.

A leather-clad wheelbarrow to store the Duchess of Windsor’s many gloves, a capricious apple tree, an extraordinary museum, an iconic bag, and a 40-year-old diary in the spotlight-these are among the characters and objects that tell the story of Hermès: Straight from the Horse’s Mouth.

Additional information

Weight 336 g
Dimensions 15.4 x 21.7 cm
Publisher name ABRAMS
Publication date 30 June 2022
Number of pages 96
Format Hardback
Contributors Illustrated by Alice Charbin
Dimensions 15.4 x 21.7 cm
Weight 336 g


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After studying history, linguistics, and semiology, Luc Charbin worked in publishing before specializing in genealogy and writing family histories. Hermes: Straight from the Horse’s Mouth is his first book as solo author.
Alice Charbin studied illustration in London. She is the author of numerous children’s books and of Hermès: Heavenly Days, the fruit of 15 years of work for the Hermès website.