Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Hermes handbags became famous, as most things do
For many years, Hermes patrons were part of an exclusive club of ultra-wealthy sophisticates who were the only ones to recognize the subtle status Hermes products conferred. This is because the Hermes logo-a groom standing next to a horse and carriage-is not plainly visible on any Hermes leather goods. But, eventually, Hermes handbags became famous, as most things do, when owned by well-known celebrities. The first was Princess Grace of Monaco (the former actress Grace Kelly), who used an Hermes handbag to disguise her pregnancy from the paparazzi. Now known as the "Kelly" bag, it is still made by Hermes and has a loyal following.