The story behind

In 1898, Émile-Maurice Hermès, the grandson of the house’s founder, set off on a long journey which took him to Moscow and Saint Petersburg. The young man’s creative spirit and drive enabled him to build long-lasting relationships within the house of Hermès and complete a number of orders for great Russian families, including that of Tsar Nicholas II and his wife, Alexandra Feodorovna. A trace buckle adorned with shells, double and single buckles, braids, and garters decorated with the imperial crown are worked into a serene and balanced composition of the kind forever favored by the house.