BoomerGirl Diary | The art of the scarfHermes Charlotte assistant manager Darra Privett models a silk scarf bolero (tie ends together).

Step 7: Final inspection
The scarf is inspected for the last time. It is folded, wrapped in acid-free paper and placed in the signature orange box.
Wrapped up in pop culture
In 1956, Grace Kelly, the American actress who became queen of Monaco, uses a Hermes scarf as a sling for her broken arm. Throughout the years, icons and legends as diverse as Queen Elizabeth, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and Marilyn Monroe have used a scarf as a shield. (They were a must if facing the press on a bad hair day). But is the scarf still cool? Consider these pop culture references since 2000:
2002: Madonna fashions a scarf into a halter in the forgettable film “Swept Away.” Hopefully, you missed it.
2003: In Lauren Weisberger’s book “The Devil Wears Prada,” Miranda Priestly wears a signature white Hermes scarf every day. And she frequently loses it.
2005: During season two of Bravo’s “Project Runway,” contestant Kirsten Ehrig is eliminated because she refuses to use her heirloom scarf in the “Clothes Off Your Back” challenge.
2006: Helen Mirren as “The Queen” often wraps a scarf, usually with a hunting theme, around her neck or head in Balmoral. However, in the film version of “The Devil Wears Prada,”Meryl Streep as Miranda Priestly is never shown wearing an Hermes scarf, although the signature orange boxes do go flying in a pivotal scene for Emily Blunt’s character.
2007: In the March 15 episode of “Ugly Betty,” Alexis (Rebecca Romijn) presents Wilhemenia (Vanessa Williams) with a scarf as a peace offering.
Six ways to wear your Hermes scarf
• Use a mousseline scarf for a neck tie.
• Make a silk scarf bolero (tie ends together).
• Fashion a plisse (a knife-pleated scarf) into a headband.
• Turns the scarf into a halter top to wear under a jacket during the day and alone for sexier occasions.
• Use a scarf ring for a more traditional look.
• Add a pop of color with a belt. Twist the knot to the back for a cummerbund.
For more options, an instruction book is on www.hermes.com .
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