Panthera and Hermès Partner to Save Big Cats by Highlighting Artist

An art auction and sale of Hermès scarves featuring work by Robert Dallet benefit big cat conservation.


Global wild cat conservation organization Panthera and luxury fashion house Hermès have collaborated to produce an art event featuring the work of French artist and naturalist Robert Dallet.

Hermès also has created scarves featuring the work of Dallet, featuring a leopard crouched in tall grass. The scarf comes in several shades and sells for $395. All 2016 proceeds will go to the big cat protection organization.

The Dallet exhibit opened Jan. 10 at the Bruce Museum, in Greenwich, Conn. Fierce and Fragile: Big Cats in the Art of Robert Dallet showcases beautiful big cats, who face serious threats to their populations. The show aims to raise awareness of the cats’ plight to protect their wild populations from further diminishment, according to organizers.

A private auction event for 120 people also raised money for Panthera. Attendees included Martha Stewart and Glenn Close, chair of Panthera’s Conservation Council. Bidders spent $250,000 on four auction items, including a set of three Robert Dallet lithographs in an Hermès calfskin portfolio with an equestrian buckle strap that sold for $80,000, Forbes reports. Dinner was served on an Hermès 35-piece porcelain Dallet dinner service at a restaurant in Greenwich.

Other gorgeous items for sale in the Hermès Dallet line include a cashmere and silk shawl for featuring Dallet’s leopard for $1,100. A design with equatorial fauna including monkeys, parrots and cats called “Equateur” decorates a cotton/wool throw, priced at $2,800. You can also pick up a cotton tote bag or a “vide poche” (change tray), both featuring the print, for $1,800 and $800 respectively.

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