For both the bag and the film, luxury brand Hermés uses western and equestrian elements … interestingly. Their new “When Kelly Comes To Town” film (and Kelly Bag) are “equestrian inspired”.
“When Kelly Came To Town”
“When Kelly Came To Town” is the short film story of a mysterious woman on the trail of reward. She has the Kelly and is looking to turn in the bag for a handsome sum. With determined enemies, a fearless heroine and moody cinematography, this short has all the makings of a great western. If only it was a full film!
“A true classic of Hermès cinema, the Kelly bag here takes on one of its greatest roles. In a Toile de Camp Déchaînée version, it features a unique play on equestrian accents. Inspired by one of the great icons of the early 20th century: the Haut à courroies bag, designed to hold a saddle. Its name, originating in its love affair with superstar Grace Kelly in 1956, has made it a legend. Navigating eras and styles, this most celebrated trapezoid shape reveals a motif straight out of Émile Hermès’ imagination. Where links are attached and detached as scenarios unfold.”
A mouthful by any means, Hermés’ description of their Kelly bag ir truly luxurious. In layman’s terms, the Kelly bag’s use of an equestrian-reminiscent canvas pattern, leather and a “saddle” bad shape give the Kelly it’s western heritage.
Hermés’ description of the Kelly continues, “Clad in Toile de Camp canvas, the Kelly shows off a lesser-known side of its personality, bolder and less formal. This model takes the near-symbiosis of these two elements even further. It draws its strength of character from leather, both noble and patinated. While the linen of its canvas, borrowed from army camp beds, gives it a structure that is both raw and light, and as strong as armour. The fruit of this combination never ceases to reinvent itself while paying tribute to its rustic and authentic origins.”
“A close-up of a precious detail that makes all the difference.The Kelly clasp is almost as famous as the bag of the same name. This delicate swivel clasp connecting the leather side straps has illuminated all of the Kelly’s roles for nearly a century.”