Hermes Kelly Bag in Black Leather
Vintage Hermes Kelly Bag in Black Leather
Made in France
Roll Top Handle, with Removable Should Strap with Lobster Clasps
Top Flap with Gold Hardware and Accents
Gathered at sides with skinny leather sangles and turn lock closure.
Four Studs on bottom, constructed of three layers of leather.
Exquisite Vintage Condition, this bag features a subtly textured leather. Comes with a removable shoulder strap, and dustbag, however it is missing the original lock and key. Free scratches or dents.
Provenance: New York Collector
This Classic Bag is always in high demand. The epitome of style, grace and luxury. Introduced originally in 1892 and known as Sac à dépêches.
"Alfred Hitchcock has been credited with bringing the handbag into the limelight. In 1954, Hitchcock allowed the costume designer Edith Head to purchase Hermès accessories for the film To Catch a Thief, starring Grace Kelly. According to Head, Kelly "fell in love" with the bag. Within months of her 1956 marriage to Prince Rainier III, the pregnant Princess of Monaco was photographed using the handbag to shield her growing belly from the paparazzi. That photograph was featured in Life magazine. A Hollywood celebrity from a wealthy Philadelphia family and married to a European monarch, Princess Grace was a fashion icon, and the handbag immediately achieved great popularity. Although the handbag instantly became known as the Kelly bag, it was not officially renamed until 1977."
100% Authentic and Verified. Blind Stamped Z withing a circle, Numbered 9R.
12.5" x 9" x 4.75"
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