Hermes Kelly Au Galop
Size 28 / Blue Electric / Togo
Our Price $24,000.00
Hermes A Stamp 2017 Kelly Au Galop Retourne Special Edition Blue Electric Veau Togo Leather 28 Bag
The history of the Hermes Kelly bag dates back to 1930. A century after the house of Hermès opened the doors of its saddle-making workshops, Robert Dumas created a small bag with straps for ladies. Several years later the Retourne technique was developed - sewing the bag backwards and turning it inside out, like a glove. But it wasn't until 1956 when Grace Kelly famously hid her baby bump behind her Hermès bag that it was officially crowned the 'Kelly'. Since then the Hermes Kelly bag has been curated by collectors the world over and remains one of the most coveted handbags in fashion history.
This particular Hermes bag is a true rarity. The sought after Kelly 'Au Galop' is a special edition piece crafted in Blue Electric Togo Leather with contrasting top handle. In 2018 Hermès released three Special Edition Kelly ‘A Cheval’ bags. Translated from French, “Cheval” means horse - a reference to the Maison’s heritage in the carriage trade (they started out making harnesses and bridle for carriages hence the Duc carriage with a horse logo that remains the Hermes trademark to this day). This design was one of the three special editions released by Hermes as part of this collection. The Kelly Au Galop, the Kelly Au Pas, and the Kelly Au Trot. The designs differ by way of the top handle. The top handle is crafted in a mix of leathers, taking 4 times longer to make than the regular Hermes Kelly handle. A true collectable for the most discerning Hermes aficionado.
Condition: Excellent condition, very minor marks to leather where bag strap clips to side rings, very minor scuff to front left corner and back right corner, sticker seals on hardware.
Comes with: lock, keys, clochette, care booklet, rain protector, shoulder strap with dust bag, original purchase receipt, dust bag, box & PDF Certificate of Authenticity completed by Real Authentication.
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