Vintage Jean-Louis Scherrer Multicolour Silk Scarf with Irish Linen Cushion Pillow

Large custom made one-of-a-kind luxury cushion  (pillow) created from a stunning rare vintage silk fashion scarf by Jean-Louis Scherrer. Displaying a striking pattern of block colour in strong, bright primaries and familiar bright ‘pop art’ shades. Stylised floral shapes in vibrant sweeping strokes stand out against an ivory white ground, most notably the hot pink buds. Adding interest to the design is the manner in which it is broken up into sections divided by bold yet blending right angles. Note the ‘Jean . Louis Scherrer’ signature logo detailed on the lower right hadn't corner. This beauty would make a very chic bijou home accessory.

The flamboyant French fashion designer, affectionately described by Vogue as 'the Aladdin of Couture’, was known for his forte in creating opulent evening wear. After apprenticing under Christian Dior alongside Yves Saint Laurent, the former classical ballet dancer launched his own label in 1962, and in 1971 was one of a handful of Parisian designers officially granted the prestigious ‘Haute Couture’ status. With boutiques on both the famous Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore and later Avenue Montaigne, his glamorous clients included Jacqueline Kennedy, Sophia Loren, Claudia Cardinale, Bianca Jagger and Raquel Welch. This print is an example of his zesty, fluid work.

Before being carefully unraveled to create our cushion, the edge was delicately hand rolled and hemmed, a distinctive French style finish of all Hermes scarves. Backed in new 100% pure Irish linen, the aristocrat of textiles, certified by the Irish Linen Guild and aa signature element of Katie Larmour Design, lined in a layer of natural bamboo wadding, filled with new plush duck feather insert and a concealed zip. The traditional oatmeal colour linen is a combination of the unbleached raw colour of the natural flax plant on the weft intertwined with pristine white on the warp, resulting in a beautiful mottled effect.

A contemporary cushion (pillow) constructed with antique elements by using fragments of precious fabric.

Handcrafted in Ireland

Created by designer-maker Katie Larmour


Colour: Primary yellow, blue, barbie pink, hot pink, bright green, black and ivory white.

25 x 25"

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