DIOR LADY ART
A new artistic collaboration
An emblematic and veritable myth, inspired by haute couture: the Lady Dior bag was born in the Dior workshops in 1995, and became famous when Princess Diana acquired this unique accessory on a visit to Paris. Architectural lines, metal Charms that spell out the Dior name and the “cannage” motif inspired by the seats of the Napoleon III chairs on which Christian Dior seated his guests at his fashion shows… The Lady Dior bag embodies the contemporary elegance of Dior.
If the Lady Dior bag is timeless and highlights the modernity of Dior, it also elicits artistic reinterpretation. Last year, Dior invited British and American artists to unveil their vision of the bag in limited editions. This year, on the heels of the success of the Dior Lady Art project, Dior called on ten artists of different origins and generations from all over the world to reinvent the handbag. Once again, the House of Dior gave the artists carte blanche to faithfully transpose their creative concepts into the medium of leatherwork. As a result, the frontiers of expertise in the Dior workshop were expanded. Everything, from the fabric to the Charms, the size, colour, decoration, handles and the “cannage” was adapted according to the desires and inspirations of the artists, who gave free rein to their imagination. The designs will be presented at exclusive events organised by Dior.