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Lady Dior Handbag- A Tribute to Princess Diana

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Christian Dior’s Lady Dior bag was first crafted on the basis of wanting to successfully create an iconic, recognizable bag, which, in fact, Dior did. Created in 1994, the tote was first called “Chouchou,” which means “Favorite”  in French. In 1995, the First Lady of France, Madame Bernadette Chirac, gave Lady Diana, Princess of Wales, the latest handbag design by Dior. Lady Diana fell instantly in love with the bag; and as the most photographed woman in the world, the bag was highly photographed on the arm of one of the world’s most beloved woman of all time. The Lady Dior became an instant success. In honor of Lady Di, Dior decided to rename its iconic bag and pay tribute to the Princess of Wales, and since 1996, the bag has been known as the Lady Dior bag.

The Lady Dior bag is truly unique in both beauty and elegance. Deceptively simple, each handbag takes no less than eight hours to make. They feature quilted stitching- the signature Dior motif- with diagonal and perpendicular stitching. The arched handle is both feminine and elegant, and the charms that adorn Lady Dior have the four letters in the Dior name.

The Lady Dior is the French maison’s signature bag, and has seen a lot of guises since its creation in the mid 1990s, but its timeless elegance remains the same. The bag has also been the subject of many short films, known as The Lady Dior Saga, starring Marion Cotillard, who was the face of Dior from 2008 to 2015.

The Lady Dior bag is rarely seen in the secondary luxury markeplate, mainly because many tend to hold on to this timeless icon. Many celebrities, royalty, and influencers have been seen toting around the Lady Dior. Don’t forget to visit our Lady Dior handbag page, so you too can feel like a princess.

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Lady Diana photo courtesy of Pinterest.

Jungle Fever

Just when you think animal prints are taking a back seat to newer summer trends, suddenly they’re showing up everywhere again. Here’s Cameron Diaz looking leggy as ever in sequined Pucci at the premiere of Bad Teacher yesterday. She does the right thing by keeping her accessories minimal and keeping the focus on the dress (and those legs, of course!).

Both Rosie Huntington-Whitley (above) and Lily Collins (below)  also chose jungle-inspired dresses for last week’s MTV Movie Awards, accenting their ensembles with subtle metallic accessories.

It just proves the point that this animal attraction will really stand the test of time. Rather than investing in a really expensive dress, why not pick a luxe bag in a similar print? Many of our favorites have long-lasting appeal that will look great with jeans and a t-shirt or for a night out on the town. Here’s our picks for this summer:

Jimmy Choo Leopard Saba. This is the ultimate go-to day bag that will hold all of your essentials and more. Wear it with solid colors and it acts as a neutral that elevates any outfit.

Christian Dior vintage snakeskin handbag. We are smitten with this old-school tophandle bag that just oozes ladylike glamour. It will be in your collection forever.

Valentino Zebra pony hair satchel. Another structured tophandle bag, this one can easily go from day to night.

Images via JustJared

Dior Couture: Simply the Best

I absolutely can not get enough of the images from John Galliano’s Christian Dior Haute Couture show from Monday. Stunning is an understatement–these clothes are pure art and are totally inspired. Galliano’s reference was the fashion illustrations of René Gruau, Dior’s iconic advertising creative director during the 1940s and ’50s. His work was punctuated by light and shade, as well as pencil marks and color washes.

Galliano recreated the effect with layer upon layer of graduated tulle, fantastic makeup, and cartoon-like lines created from beading and embroidery. See some side-by-side comparisons below, and be sure to check out the full slideshow at–it’s worth a few minutes!