This satin and silk scarf is ornated with hydrangeas patterns borrowed from Sargent’s portrait of Ernest-Ange Duez, painted around 1884. Duez was a landscape and flower painter and a friend of the Impressionists. He posed for Sargent in front of one of his own painting. The frieze made of pink flowers and greenleaves creates a very decorative effect.
Since 1890, the Brochier Family has been working as silk manufacturers for now 5 generations. Their workshop is a qualitative reference of the French traditionnal know-how concerning the specific craft skills of silk thread. This silk-makers house which exists for 118 years has succeed in linking traditionnal skills and modern fashionned clothing.