Hermès Kelly Danse II Vert Cru Swift with Gold Hardware - 2004, H Square
The Kelly Danse was first designed by Jean-Paul Gaultier as a reinterpretation of the iconic Kelly bag that could be transformed into seven different bags. Hermès loves this idea of transformation, and multi-functionality; there is never a buckle or strap on their bags that doesn’t have a purpose. Here Hermès achieves this feat through genius simplicity: The classic body of the Kelly is made soft, and by adjusting the long single strap, it can be worn seven different ways: as a shoulder bag at two different lengths, crossbody, around the waist, as a backpack, a wristlet, or remove the strap entirely and carry it as a clutch. At first Hermès only produced this revolutionary design for a few seasons, quickly turning this unusual version of the Kelly into a rare collector’s piece. A lovely example here in Vert Cru "apple green".
Collection: 2004, H Square
Color: Vert Cru (Apple Green)
Material: Swift Leather
Measures: 22cm W x 16.5 cm H
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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 colored finish (e.g. gold, silver, palladium). The terms refer to the tone or color of the hardware and not the actual material used. If hardware is composed of precious solid metals this will be referenced in the description.
No indication of wear, all plastic on hardware, never worn, essentially as new.
Little to no indication of handling, usually with all plastic on hardware and most likely never worn.
Very minor evidence of handling.
Evidence of wear and handling, with no major flaws.
Moderate wear and is fully functional.
Moderate wear and has condition issues that may or may not be repairable.