It Bags: The Hermes Kelly Bag

Welcome to the first installment of our It Bags series.  For a little Friday fun, we decided to kick things off with the legendary Kelly Bag by Hermès.

Originally dubbed the Sac à Dépêches, the Kelly Bag is named for actress Grace Kelly. The Hollywood star was pictured with the bag on a 1956 Life magazine cover and voila! the bag instantly became a coveted classic — though the name wasn’t changed until years later. Hermès still sells the bag (each is handcrafted and takes roughly 18 hours to complete) and continually reinvents the design with different colors and materials.

Print out and decorate your own Kelly bag here.

Info Source: Worsley, Harriet. 100 Ideas That Changed Fashion. London: Laurence King Publishing Ltd, 2011. Print. and Hermès

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