Created around 1935 and renamed in 1956, the Kelly Bag is definitely one of the most famous bags of all times. Hollywood’s most precious princess, Grace Kelly, has been the not-so-unofficial muse behind the Hermès Kelly Bag. And did you know the reason why the Hermès handbag received so much attention when Grace Kelly went out and about? In 1956, a photo of Grace Kelly, (who had become the new Princess of Monaco) carrying the Sac à dépêches bag to shield her pregnant belly from the prying eyes of the paparazzi. Photographs of her covering her baby bump with her Hermès were splashed all over the world and made it onto the cover of Life magazine. Thus, the company — or possibly more like the public — renamed it the Kelly bag, and it became hugely popular.
Due to the labor-intensive nature of Hermès production methods and the use of rare materials, sometimes including exotic skins as well as precious metals, one Kelly bag can take 18 to 24 hours to create.
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