PARIS — Hermès International is hanging up its hat on one of its most emblematic events: the Prix de Diane.

The annual horse-racing event, in partnership with France Galop, was a chance for France’s upper crust to don fantasy headwear and picnic on the green lawns sandwiching the racetrack and the picturesque chateau at Chantilly, France.

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For the past 26 years, Hermès invited as many as 12,000 guests to the June event, each year boasting a different ethnic theme and corresponding cuisine, crafts and entertainment.

In a statement, the company said it would begin a new equestrian event in Deauville in August, but gave no further details.

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