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The term “style icon” or “fashion icon” means so many things to so many people that it is practically unknowable. My personal take is that anyone deemed an icon has to have at least 30 years of strong identifiable style, although your mileage may vary on that definition. Obviously Her Majesty the Queen falls into the style icon category for me. We’ve discussed her Launer Handbags a couple of times, and today we’ll turn to her very large collection of Hermes scarves.
Her scarves are one of the most consistent items in her wardrobe. When Betty is at a horse show, or even just around horses, the Hermes scarf is almost always an accessory.
The annual arrival and departure at King’s Lynn station for her Sandringham break usually features a scarf.
This is a different public take on the scarf for the Queen, spotted back in 2003 after her knee surgery.
In case you thought the scarves were the style of middle or old age, behold young Betty. She is nothing if not consistent. I am trying to read the writing on this one. I hope, very much, that it’s stil in her possession and one day we see young Charlotte with it knotted around a handbag.
For more reading, see the Hello piece on her collection, Town and Country’s take, and the venerable Vogue’s very sophisticated article. In the meantime, show us your favorite Betty scarves in the comments.