The Kelly bag is so named after the actress Grace Kelly, when in 1956, the then Princess of Monaco used one of her two favorite Hermès bags to shield her pregnancy from the paparazzi.
Alfred Hitchcock has been credited with bringing the bag into the spotlight. In 1954, Hitchcock permitted the outfit architect Edith Head to buy Hermès accessories for the film To Catch a Thief, featuring Grace Kelly. As per Head, Kelly “fell in love” the bag. Within months of her 1956 marriage to Prince Rainier III, the pregnant Princess of Monaco was captured utilizing the satchel to shield her developing gut from the paparazzi. That photo was emphasized in the Life magazine. A Hollywood big name from a well off Philadelphia family and wedded to an European ruler, Princess Grace was a style symbol, and the satchel promptly accomplished incredible ubiquity. Despite the fact that the purse right away got known as the Kelly pack, it was not authoritatively renamed until 1977.
The bag with which Princess Grace was captured was advanced from the castle files of Monaco and showed in the Victoria and Albert Museum in April 2010, alongside other outstanding wardrobe things possessed by the Princess. The “star display” of the show holds scrapes and imprints, as the wardrobe thrifty Princess conveyed it for a long time. Hermès now makes 32 styles of totes, however the Kelly bag is the best seller of Hermès!