Classic Dior handbags to invest in in 2021: from Lady Dior to saddle bag
In 1989, Gianfranco FerrÃ© began his appointment as artistic director of the Dior house. One of his most enduring contributions to the brand is without question the Lady Dior bag. As the story goes, in 1995 Bernadette Chirac, the wife of French President Jacques Chirac, telephoned Dior with a request: she wanted the house to make a personalized bag that would be given to Princess Diana during her visit. in Paris. The resulting design was fittingly fit for a princess. It featured black quilted leather (a design inspired by the padding of the Napoleon III chairs used by Monsieur Dior during his first shows) that enveloped an elegantly rectangular box. Like the posture required of such a lady, the bag didn’t sag and couldn’t sag – and perhaps nodded to Monsieur Dior’s design philosophy: âI wanted my dresses to be built like buildings, âhe once said. The Lady Dior bag was also designed with a pair of semi-arched handles and yellow gold hardware. The prim handbag was presented to Princess Diana at a CÃ©zanne exhibition at the Grand Palais, and she wore it on subsequent visits to Birmingham, England and Argentina. The bag was as beloved as the woman who inspired it, and it has since become a permanent fixture in Dior’s handbag collection. Lately the bag has been offered in small, medium and large sizes, handcrafted in supple calfskin, patent leather, Dior’s famous toile de Jouy and other more jazz interpretations and remixes.