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The story behind

This long cardigan, which can be worn loose or belted, is cut from a Washington’s Carriage printed silk twill scarf, remeshed to a silk and cashmere knitted fabric. The singularity of the piece lies in the placement of the scarf. Here, the design is positioned on the back of the piece. A silk and cotton yarn is knitted in a delicate quilted stitch to give a little thickness while remaining light. On the plain portion, the jersey knit offers a more casual look. The striped silk detail contrasts with the frame of the scarf for a camouflage look.

The story: the Washington’s Carriage scarf (designed by Cathy Latham in 1979) was inspired by a watercolor painted in 1792 by J. Robert Hart. It illustrates the carriage in which George Washington is said to have travelled from his New York residence to Federal Hall.