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. Hermes 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 Hermes 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 Hermes only produced this revolutionary design for a few seasons, quickly turning this unusual version of the Kelly into a rare collector’s piece. Just recently Hermes has re-released the design, and this store-fresh example is a fantastic neon Orange Poppy color in soft Swift leather with gold hardware. We don’t know how long Hermes will produce these bags for their second run, though the numbers we’ve seen so far have been extremely limited.
Measures: 22cm H x 16.5 cm H
Collection: 2019, D
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.