Tomorrow some of the most expensive bags in the world will be going up for auction attracting serious collectors to Paris.
Christie’s have collated over 200 handbags and accessories from Asprey, Chanel, Hermès and Louis Vuitton as well as a single owner collection of 40 crystal evening bags from Judith Leiber and Kathrine Baumann with the prices ranging from €1,000-€100,000. But the one everyone will have their eyes on is the 1991 Hermes Jaune Courchevel Leather Mini Kelly 20, once owned by Elizabeth Taylor.
Originally sold at Christie’s in the 2011 auction the Collection of Elizabeth Taylor, Matthew Rubinger, International Head of Handbags & Accessories, believes it to be the most ‘most important handbag to ever be auctioned.’
“This museum-level handbag is not only important for its impressive provenance, but from a handbags perspective the Kelly 20 has been discontinued for over 15 years, the colour, Jaune, is discontinued, and the leather Courchevel is discontinued. This is truly an irreplaceable item.”
Other highlights include a rare matte white Niloticus crocodile Himalaya Retourné Kelly 28 with palladium hardware, as well as Chanel limited edition black plexiglas matryoshka evening bag with silver hardware from the Fall 2012 runway show.