Carré Story – Paddock

I came across a set of photos of Monsieur Hervé Pierre’s (the creative director of Carolina Herrera) apartment in NYC and was very delighted to see that he framed one of my favorite Carrés for decoration: Paddock. So I think my own Paddock deserves a post today. ;-)

Picture Credit: The Selby

Paddock is a very old design from J-C Clerc and has been reissued multiple times a few years back. What attract me most about Clerc’s design is the way he paints people, how he uses simple brush strokes to convey each charming character is just magical.

I adore every single detail of his painting. It really makes a Carré special, special enough to hang on the wall as a piece of artwork.

Monsieur Pierre’s Paddock is in tender smoking blue, I opted for the electric blue colorway not only because it is more skin flattering, but also because the bright blue really lights up an outfit. :-)


  1. iilns
    Posted September 13, 2010 at 5:02 pm | Permalink

    Awww…. charming blue, beautiful carre!

  2. CashmereLibrarian
    Posted September 13, 2010 at 5:35 pm | Permalink

    I recently bought the limited edition Paddock from the new Chicago Hermès! I saw the beautiful blue colorway you have but in the end i opted for a silky gray.

  3. 小白
    Posted September 13, 2010 at 6:37 pm | Permalink

    原来每幅丝巾挂起来都是一张油画 下个月一定要去博物馆 带着我妈妈去熏陶熏陶哈哈

  4. Posted September 14, 2010 at 1:49 pm | Permalink

    iilns, hugs dear!

    CashmereLibrarian, thanks for dropping by. Silky gray sounds dreaming. Enjoy yours in best health!

    BTW, I’ve heard there are four CWs for the limited edition, just wondering what the other two are.

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  6. Elysium
    Posted September 15, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    What a beautiful scarf, there is always an H scarf for every taste.

    I just saw the new collection from Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti, normally I like the romantic work of Alberta Ferretti and Asia inspired things, but the combination of the two really doesn’t work. The patterns, the colors, nothing appeals me.

  7. 小白
    Posted September 15, 2010 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

    呀呀 我是说波士顿的博物馆呢 我还没回国嘻嘻 到时候我一定拍两张油画给你看啊

  8. Posted September 16, 2010 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    Elysium, totally agree. I am such a sucker for Clerc’s design, this is my third scarf from him.

    I went to to have a look at AF’s collection. Not my cup of tea either.

  9. Posted September 16, 2010 at 10:03 am | Permalink

    小白,呀呀~~ 我以为你要回国度假,顺道看Hermès在上海的展览呢。 理解错了,汗。。。

  10. 泥M
    Posted September 17, 2010 at 9:37 pm | Permalink



  11. jibjab
    Posted September 18, 2010 at 6:17 am | Permalink

    You should frame one (or tons) of yours too :)
    Saw the Cent Plis des Miao being the major display all over the stores in Italy! I recognized them from far away once seeing the pic here :)

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  13. Posted September 19, 2010 at 8:07 pm | Permalink

    jibjab, unfortunately I don’t own the one I’d love to frame most, not yet. It is hard to find now but I am not giving up hope. ;-)

  14. herve pierre
    Posted October 10, 2010 at 4:20 am | Permalink

    thank you so so much for printing the Hermes scarf from my flat !! the one that i framed was from my mother and when Hermes reedited it , i bought a new one and keep that one protected !!!
    i have sevreal Clerc designs from Hermes i really love them ! i had no idea that you would pick on that picture !
    “un vrai connaisseur” !!!!
    merci !!
    H Pierre

  15. Posted October 11, 2010 at 10:45 am | Permalink

    Oh Monsieur Pierre, it is too kind of you to share the lovely story behind your “Paddock”. And it is such a pleasure to know that you adore Clerc’s design too!

    I was beyond happy when I saw your amazing comment. Thank you so so much!!! You really made my day!

  16. Suzie
    Posted October 19, 2010 at 12:37 am | Permalink

    It is such a gorgeous scarf and yours is in a beautiful colour, I have the watermelon coloured one.

  17. Posted October 19, 2010 at 10:02 am | Permalink

    Suzie, glad to know that we are scarf twins, enjoy yours in best health!

  18. Kim B in chicago
    Posted December 12, 2010 at 5:29 am | Permalink

    I also bought the gray one at the beautiful new store here in Chicago. The two other colors I think are a salmon pink and a white background

  19. Posted December 12, 2010 at 8:30 pm | Permalink

    Hi Kim, thank you for your input. Happy to know another Paddock lover. :-)

  20. next
    Posted February 3, 2011 at 10:00 pm | Permalink

    Carre story e2 80 93 paddock.. Retweeted it :)

  21. Laicee
    Posted April 23, 2016 at 8:40 pm | Permalink

    Wow! That’s a really neat anresw!

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