In 1923 Hermès was commissioned to design a collar for a client’s dog. The design included the center O ring to attach to the leash and is signature pyramid studs.
The custom-made Hermès dog collar created a sensation among other fashionable dog owners who requested a similar collar for their own pets. Soon after, couturière Marie Gerber requested the iconic collar be refashioned into a belt for women. In turn, the Hermes Collier de Chien belt was released in 1927.
From there, the iconic Collier de Chien motif was adapted into the Hermès Collier de Chien cuff we know today. First released in 1940, the Hermès CDC Cuff prominently features the O ring and pyramid studs.