[Answer] Named for a Hollywood actress, the luxury handbag created by Hermès is known as what?
- The Sofia
- The Kelly
- The Judy
- The Jackie
Correct Answer is The Kelly
Named for a Hollywood actress, the luxury handbag created by Hermès is known as what?
The Kelly Bag is named after the Hollywood starlet and Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly. Thanks to the costume designer Edith Head, Kelly first fell in love with the bag on the set of Alfred Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief. Known for her Hollywood glamour and elegance, the star quickly popularized the trapezoid-shaped bag in the 1950s after she was photographed holding the handbag to cover her baby bump from the paparazzi. That photograph was featured in Life magazine, and the handbag instantly became known as the Kelly bag. It was not, however, formally renamed The Kelly until 1977.
[Ans] Named for a Hollywood actress, the luxury handbag created by Hermès is known as what?
According to a 2014 estimate, Hermès produced 70,000 Birkin bags that year. The bag is highly coveted and has been reputed to have a waiting list of up to six years. The rarity of these bags is purportedly designed to increase demand by collectors.
As a result of strong demand, the Birkin bag has a high resale value in many countries, especially in Asia, and to such an extent that the bag is considered by some people as an instrument of investment. One 2016 study found that Birkin bags had average annual returns of 14.2% between 1980 and 2015, significantly beating the in returns over the same period. In April 2010, Hermès announced that the waiting list would no longer exist, implying that these bags are potentially available to the general public.