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Styled By Derek Ellis
 on August 13, 2012

For years, python has reigned as the snake with all the charm in the accessories world.

It’s been a selling point synonymous with luxury, much the same way that fox and mink are for furriers. But in recent seasons, other lesser-known snakes have been appearing on credit sheets for high-end labels such as Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Pierre Hardy and Narciso Rodriguez. They’re crafting their most fanciful wares from water snake—as well as Whipsnake, Ayers and Elaphe, the latter belonging to the rat-snake family.

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