Leïla Menchari

The Queen of Enchantment


A richly illustrated catalogue of the stunning window displays created for the flagship store of luxury brand Hermès.


ISBN: 9782330084158 Category:

Michèle Glazier


For more than 30 years, Leïla Menchari (born 1928) was responsible for designing the traffic-stopping window displays at Hermès’ prestigious flagship store at 24 rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré in Paris. Menchari’s aesthetic vision and her sense of colour and texture created magnificent installations that brought the best out of silk and leather. Born in Tunis and considering herself a citizen of the world, Menchari was inspired by her journeys to the Near and Far East, her encounters with extraordinary figures of the art world and her Beaux-Arts training. For Hermès she created Egyptian archaeological sites with sand and crumbling statues and iconic scenes of Paris with monuments crafted out of organza, among many other fantasies.

Featuring a preface by Hermès CEO Axel Dumas, this extensively illustrated, sumptuous publication focuses on 137 Hermès storefronts created by Leïla Menchari between 1978 and 2013.

Additional information

Weight 972 g
Dimensions 14.8 x 23.5 cm
Publisher name Actes Sud
Publication date 25 March 2024
Number of pages 408
Format Hardback
Dimensions 14.8 x 23.5 cm
Weight 972 g


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Michèle Glazier is a writer who has published over 20 works - novels, short stories and literary essays on art. She is also at the helm of Editions des Busclats publishing house.