The Lady 95.22 bag
CHAPTER ONE: CHIMAMANDA NGOZI ADICHIE
Dior presents an unprecedented campaign – signed by Brigitte Lacombe - exalting the timeless allure of the Lady 95.22 through images that connect worlds, styles and generations. For this first chapter, feminist writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie reveals herself. This dazzling figure of committed literature carries, with elegance and audacity, the iconic black leather bag on which the lines of the cannage blossom. A unique encounter with the author of the essay We Should All Be Feminists - published in 2014 - having notably inspired Maria Grazia Chiuri’s emblematic tee-shirt unveiled in the Dior spring-summer 2017 ready-to-wear collection. An ode-manifesto to the power of fashion as a form of perpetual inspiration and self-affirmation.
(RE)BIRTH OF AN ICON
Revealed at the Dior autumn-winter 2022-2023 ready-to-wear show, the Lady 95.22 bag revisits the House's unique heritage with modernity. An ode to the link between past and present, it reinvents the lines of the Lady Dior and echoes the year 1995, the date of the icon's creation, and 2022, the year of this original reinterpretation. Its ultra-contemporary, subtly curved silhouette makes it a fashion statement, a promise of a bold and sophisticated look. The two handles, delicately refined with leather and metal, are punctuated with "Dior" charms, evoking the lucky-charms of Monsieur Dior.
A SYMBOL OF EXCEPTIONAL SAVOIR-FAIRE
Exalted by the cannage design, its silhouette, both timeless and ultra-contemporary, testifies to the constantly renewed virtuosity of Dior’s ateliers. Combining artisanship and cutting-edge innovation, this essential is adorned with a macrocannage motif, specially conceived using a high-frequency technique. Meticulously selected, the leather is first cut by hand, before being elaborated thanks to the energy of the waves. Enhanced by the maxicannage adorning the bottom of the bag, the Lady 95.22 is embellished with carefully handcrafted handles and a leather shoulder strap that multiplies the number of ways it can be worn, as well as signature charms, reinterpreted in a refined graphic style, making this object of desire even more extraordinary.