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Hermès Kelly and Princess Grace Kelly's Pregnancy
The Hermès Kelly became very famous because princess Grace Kelly of Monaco used it to hide her pregnancy from the reporters. This iconic bag is very fitting for the legendary beauty, Grace Kelly. Born into an affluent family in 1929, Grace became a movie star because of her talent and beauty. After meeting the prince of Monaco, Rainier III, the two fell in love and after a year of courtship, married in the palace of Monaco. The Hermès Kelly was used by Grace to hide her early pregnancy from all the reporters. The handbag became so famous because of its close association with Grace Kelly. But, it wasn't until 1977 that Hermès finally renamed the bag "Kelly". Since the princess is a style iconic with unparalleled beauty, the Kelly bag is now the epitome of style and class.
Hermès Black Kelly with Gold Hardware
The Hermès black Kelly bag is a true classic. More refined than the Hermès Birkin, this bag is perfect for your most important formal occasions. The gold hardware is also a good match for the black leather. Not as popular as the Birkin, the Kelly really deserves more attention because it is a true beauty just like Grace Kelly.
Brown Leather Kelly Bag is the Perfect Arm Candy
Even though the black leather Hermès Kelly is a true classic, the brown leather one is just as amazing but a little bit on the more causal side. However, it's no less beautiful. Just like black colored handbags, brown is another versatile color that goes with most of your outfits. Did you already know that Grace Kelly's Hermès bag was actually a brown color? The old pictures were all taken in black and white. So, we initially thought the princess wore a black Hermès Kelly. But, it was in fact a brown one that is still sitting in palace archive of Monaco today.
Hermès Kelly Pink Mini Purse
The Hermès Kelly is known to be classy and sophisticated. So, what about a pink mini one? The answer is Hermès Kelly can be cute as well. Kylie Jenner's daughter is playing with the pink Kelly. And it's just so adorable and classy at the same time. The Hermès Kelly comes in sizes ranging from 15 cm to 50 cm to cater to all customers. By the look of this adorable pink purse, it must be the 15 cm one.
To continue with the cute theme, Hermès has the adorable Kelly Doll in their collection. It only makes occasional appearances at a few select Hermès stores, usually to celebrate store openings. To make this bag even more special, a foil stamp is applied to the bag to let you know which store opening it is made for. What an amazing marketing idea to make this little bag even more exclusive and sought after.
Special Versions of Kelly
If the Kelly is only made of leather, it might be a little bit boring for avid handbag collectors. Fortunately or unfortunately, Hermès has released the Kelly in a variety of materials over the years. Think of the shearling teddy Kelly, it look like a fluffy teddy bear that's perfect for winter. The Kelly also comes in color block to give this old classic a young vibe. Of course, the Kelly is also released in exotic leathers like ostrich and crocodile (not that I'm condoning the use of exotic animals for handbags, that's really not necessary).