Hermès

Limited Edition Orange Vinyl L'Exposition 1997 Kelly 40cm

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This limited edition run of the Kelly bag was produced in clear vinyl in 1997 "L'Exposition" in memory of the terrorists’ attack on Paris in 1995 and later created the orange vinyl Kelly in orange in 1998. When the house sent out invitations to their Spring/Summer 1996 show, they sent it in clear version of the Kelly.

About the Kelly: First designed in 1932, the Kelly was introduced as a travel bag that was referred to as the sac à dépêches. It was then renamed to the Kelly after actress Grace Kelly was photographed numerous times with the bag (most notably, while she was pregnant and using it to cover her baby bump). The impeccable craftsmanship, classic silhouette, scarcity, and unique history make the Kelly a must-have for any handbag collector. The two styles of Kelly are the Sellier (or Rigide) and Retourne (or Souple). The Sellier has a more structured, rigid shape with distinct corners and visible exterior stitching, while the Retourne has a more relaxed, softer shape that has rounded edges as though the bag were turned inside out. It can take a single Hermès craftsman up to 18 hours to construct each Kelly.

  • Top handle strap
  • Turn-lock closure at flap
  • Vinyl
  • Vinyl lining
  • Gold hardware

Excellent Condition. Minimal signs of wear in areas, hairline scratches to exterior, light scratches to hardware.

  • Length: 15" (38 cm)
  • Height: 12.5" (32 cm)
  • Depth: 4.75" (12 cm)
  • Strap Drop: 2" (5 cm)
  • Made in China
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Hermès Limited Edition Orange Vinyl L'Exposition 1997 Kelly 40cm

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