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.
Lady Diana photo courtesy of Pinterest.