9783865219121

Koto Bolofo

  • ISBN 13:

    9783865219121

  • ISBN 10:

    3865219128

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 07/20/2011
  • Publisher: Distributed Art Pub Inc

Note: Not guaranteed to come with supplemental materials (access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.)

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Summary

Koto Bolofos dream came true in 2004 when he started working for Monde dHermès, the Hermès magazine, and when he met the Chairman: Mr Dumas asked where I came from. I said South Africa. He asked what part. I said Lesotho. He was shocked and very excited. He explained that his great great great grandfather was a missionary in Lesotho and that the Zulus used to attack his mission, but the Sothos my tribe protected him. I was very happy to be a Lesothan in Mr Dumass office that day. He called me his cousin and said that his cousin was welcome any time and I had carte blanche to photograph what I liked in Hermès. Over the next six years, Koto Bolofo worked his way through all the workshops of the Maison Hermès, getting to know the craftsmen and discovering how everything is made: from handbags, perfumes, scarves, prêt-à-porter, and shoes to the original objects of the house, saddles. Nothing escaped his lens, even the most secret places, such as the museum, a treasure trove of history and all things Hermès tucked away in the midst of the Maison on rue du faubourg St Honoré.

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