Hermès Kelly Muff Matte Havane Nilo Crocodile & Mink Palladium Hardware - 2007, K Square
Back on the fall 2007 runway, Jean-Paul Gaultier introduced us to his most whimsical creation for Hermès: the Kelly Muff. Model after model came down the catwalk sporting these iconic-clasped hand warmers. While most had shearling interiors finished with Suede outer bodies, a select few of these luxury winter accessories were produced in matte Nilo Crocodile with mink linings. This is one such rare example. The rich matte Havane crocodile is perfectly paired with glossy chocolate mink fur that spills out around the sides like the cuffs of a cozy coat. This is one of those collector’s pieces that is nearly impossible to find, particularly in this exceptional condition.
Material: Nilo Crocodile & Mink
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.