Thierry Hermès, the founder of Hermès,
began his career in 1837 making horse harnesses for the European noble class.
Hermès received praise for his incredible craftsmanship and was awarded the
first prize in its class at the 1855 and later the 1867 Expositions
Universelles in Paris for his carriage bridles. From there, Hermès production
expanded to include saddles, saddle bags, golf jackets, and leather bags. In
fact, it was not until the mid-1950s that Hermès began designing and producing