The So Kelly was the product Jean-Paul Gaultier reimagining the iconic Kelly bag as a soft hobo shoulder bag, one of many reinterpretations he sprouted during his tenure. The popular design, which has an adjustable shoulder strap, hourglass-shaped base and open top with the classic Kelly closure at the front, was produced for a number of years, even after JPG’s departure, only recently being discontinued. This exceptional example is done in Bougenville Matte Porosus Crocodile with Palladium hardware, and stunning combination that is both highly luxurious, and casual, easy to wear. The Matte Porosus crocodile patinas beautifully, resisting most wear like moisture and scratches. These bags have become harder and harder to find in recent years, with exotic versions almost never trading. Kept in pristine condition with plastic on hardware.
Material: Matte Porosus Crocodile
Collection: 2011, O Square
Shoulder Strap Drop 9.5", Height 12", Width 9.“, Depth 4.5”
Where used in this sale the term "hardware" refers to the metallic parts of the bag, such as the buckle hardware, base studs, lock and keys and/or strap, which are plated with a coloured finish (e.g. gold, silver, palladium). The terms "Gold Hardware", "Silver Hardware", "Palladium Hardware" etc. refer to the tone or colour of the hardware and not the actual material used. If the bag incorporates solid metal hardware this will be referenced in the lot description.
Store Fresh - No indication of wear, all plastic on hardware, never worn, essentially as new.
Pristine - Little to no indication of handling, usually with all plastic on hardware and most likely never worn.
Excellent - Very minor evidence of handling.
Very Good - Evidence of wear and handling, with no major flaws.
Good - Moderate wear and is fully functional.
Fair - Moderate wear and has condition issues that may or may not be repairable.