Radhika Merchant showcases one of the rarest Hermès Kelly bags in the world. All eyes are firmly on the bag. But what’s the backstory, and what is that show-stopping bag?
Who is Radhika Merchant? Recently engaged to Anant Ambani, the son of Nita and Mukesh Ambani, Radhika has found herself in the spotlight. Not long ago, Radhika Merchant attended Dior’s Fall 2023 show, alongside Isha Ambani. The hotly anticipated event took place at Mumbai’s Gateway of India.
So, who are the Ambani family? The Ambani family is known for their incredible wealth. Currently, Mukesh Ambani sits over a wealth of $82 billion. This makes him the richest person in the whole of Asia, and the 10th richest person in the world.
Radhika Merchant Wears One of the Rarest Bags in the World
On the heels of the incredible response to Dior’s Fall 2023 show – all eyes are on the glamourous Radhika Merchant. Arriving alongside her husband-to-be, Anant Ambani, the couple attended the grand opening of the Nita Mukesh Ambani Cultural Center (NNACC) in Mumbai on March 31. The pair twinned in all-black – Radhika wearing a stunning saree, and Anant complimented her in a regal bandhgala ensemble. While the couple caught eyes with their outfits – we had our eyes and hearts set on the jaw-dropping bag.
Radhika Merchant paired her all-black look with one of the rarest creations from Hermès. It’s not often a rare piece like this seen, let alone worn. The incredibly delicate and eye-catching Hermès Kelly Sac Bijou Chaine in Sterling Silver remains one of the most expensive bags in the world.
The Hermès Kelly Sac Bijou Chaine
Designed by Pierre Hardy, the creative director of Hermès jewellery, the Kellymorphose collection demonstrates the highest levels of craftsmanship. This collection reimagines the most iconic and recognizable pieces from Hermès in a spectacular jewel-like form.
The timeless design of the Hermès Kelly has been reimagined into a show-stopping evening bag. Crafted from the highest quality sterling silver, the bag demonstrates the unparalleled dedication Hermès has to its art. The signature elements of the Kelly, including the plaque and touret, and top handle, are in perfect silver form. With the addition of a dainty and removable shoulder chain shoulder strap, the piece can be worn as fine jewellery or an evening bag.
As one of the most rare pieces to be released by Hermès – the price tag reflects this. Currently, on the re-sale market, the Hermès Kelly Sac Bijou Chaine can be purchased in excess of $245,000. It truly is the ultimate addition to any Hermès collection.
Images courtesy of: @dolly.jai, Hermès via Vogue Singapore & Viral Bhayani