Hermès, the French luxury house and Panthera, the global wild cat conservation organization based in New York, have joined forces to celebrate the French artist and naturalist, Robert Dallet as well as benefit the cats. This particular Hermès Picotin Lock handbag, inspired by the work of Dallet and featuring a beautiful wild cat on it, flaunts a guide price tag of $75,700.

The Picotin is a part of six one-of-a-kind Hermès items which are heading under the hammer after being displayed at Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut, United States. Proceeds from the sale will be directed to the Robert Dallet Initiative for Wild Cat Conservation which will benefit the cats. Fierce and Fragile: Big Cats in the Art of Robert Dallet celebrates the beauty of big cats while raising awareness of their precarious existence, forming part of a project to protect their wild populations from further diminishment.

Hermès Picotin tote boasts of lush handles and an exterior carefully embroidered for 1,000 hours in 50 shades of silk thread.

To honor the 10th death anniversary of Robert Dallet’s, Hermès has teamed up with Panthera, which is the only organization in the world devoted exclusively to the conservation of the world’s 38 wild cat species and their ecosystems.

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