The Kelly Pochette was Jean-Paul Gaultier's clutch interpretation of the classic Kelly bag. Introduced on the fall runway of his first collection for the House in 2004, the Kelly Pochette was an instant hit. This early example is rendered in sophisticated neutral Ficelle lizard, every scale of which glints like a polished jewel, held with the white stitching that is always paired with Ficelle, meaning String in French. This clutch has Ruthenium hardware, a deep silver similar to gunmetal, and found almost exclusively on Lizard bags from the mid 2000's. The Kelly Pochette is still produced today, though rarely in lizard, making this clutch subtle, but also very impressive.
Height: 5" Width: 8.45" Depth: 2.75"
Box, dust bag, care papers
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.