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Designed in the 1930s, the Kelly bag signalled a changing of the times—a response to the modernization of society. Today, the Kelly is released every season in different leathers and colours. You can even find a Kelly wallet to match.
“In 1963, my mom asked my dad to pick up a Kelly bag for her while he was in Paris on business. Hermès had always been a big part of our household—we always had Hermès scarves. We were very spoiled. My father loved beautiful things.”
“In the early ’90s, I was in a meeting with Mr. Jean-Louis Dumas in Paris and I had my bag with me. He asked to see it and looked inside before taking me upstairs to where the leather craftsmen were working and introduced me to the man who made my mother’s bag.”
“Someone once said to me that the bag carries itself. You walk into a room and it says something; it has an elegance to it.”
FIT FOR A PRINCESS
“It wasn’t until 1956 that the bag was named after Grace Kelly, who had been using it to conceal her baby bump in public.”
This 1963 Kelly is priceless, but you can shop your own at hermes.com.
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