From its inception in 1995, the ‘Lady Dior’ handbag by Christian Dior has been one of the most successful bags in the history of fashion. Presented to Lady Diana by the first lady of France, this discreetly divine little gem has been on the hit list of every fashionista on the planet. Small, sophisticated, perfectly executed, the ‘Lady Dior’ is an absolute must in every woman’s wardrobe. Styled in a quilted leather cross-stitch pattern, carried by carefully crafted crocodile handles attached by golden rings and adorned with dangling gold letters that illustrate Christian Dior’s fancy for charms.
Embodied by French actress, Marion Cotillard, the ‘Lady Dior’ pays tribute to a liberated woman, willfully trapped somewhere between myth and modernity, eternally rendered and re-rendered by some of the world’s best known artists, sculptors and photographers. As a former gallery owner, Christian Dior himself understood the relevance of fashion to art, and the House of Dior has continued to perpetuate this appealing partnership throughout the last few decades. To celebrate the opening of their latest boutique in Ginza, the House of Dior lit up the Tokyo nightlife with a brand new exhibition entitled, ‘Lady Dior As Seen By’, showing off 96 original works of art all designed around and created specifically for the incredibly iconic ‘Lady Dior’ bag.
The It Bag / History of the ‘Lady Dior’
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(Photo Credits: Exhibition view in Ginza Boutique, Japan)