The Hermes ‘Quelle Idole,’ more popularly known as Kelly Doll, was designed and produced in 2000 by Jean-Louis Dumas himself. This limited edition style has since been discontinued, but it pops back up from time to time for boutique openings, brand celebrations, and very rarely on the resale market.
Hermes’ brand essence places whimsical details into their products in many ways. From scarf prints that convey horses as superheroes or as actors receiving awards, to the entire Petit H line which repurposes cast-off materials into fantastic objects like decorative mobiles or exquisitely crafted life-size horse figurines—the brand’s playful elements are always apparent if you look closely.
The Kelly Doll, with its bendable arms and leather inset smile, is perhaps the best example of this wry sense of humor. Even its name is a pun! Kelly Doll plays off “Quelle Idole,” an expression which in French translates to “what a doll!” In many ways, the bag’s little smirk can be thought to represent the house’s attitudes towards their creations: outwardly serious but imbued with a sly wink. Kept in Store Fresh condition by a seasoned and discerning collector.
Material: Gulliver Leather
Handle Drop: 2" Height: 5.5" Width 6" Depth: 2.5"
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.