Christian Dior Reinvents The Iconic Lady Dior Handbag

Updated: Nov 5, 2020




It was in the year 1995 when Christian Dior's iconic hand bag, The Lady Dior was born. Presented as a gift to Princess Diana in Paris, this soon became her cult favourite. Diana was smitten by the bag and was spotted sporting it frequently. Decades after its conception, the Lady Dior bag remains one of Dior’s perennial designs, making it a signature piece of the French fashion house. Over the years the label has become synonymous with it's iconic Lady Dior bag that redefined the way Dior is perceived.


Christian Dior's cult classic hand bag the Lady Dior has a rich history. From being Princess Diana's cult favourite to becoming a canvas for a number of artists around the world, the Lady Dior has stood the test of time. An architectural masterpiece, the Lady Dior is the ultimate symbol of couture, elegance and refinement making it a wardrobe MVP.


The French luxury fashion house has recently reinterpreted the house’s essence through the re-imagination of the legendary bag. Piloted by Maria Grazia Chiuri, creative director of Dior, the Lady D-Lite is a sportier version of the Lady Dior for the Dior Spring/Summer 2020 collection.


The purse is constructed of canvas instead of lambskin leather, and is available in four colorways: black, beige, grey and pastel pink.




Staying true to the houses designs aesthetics, the canvas body is tonally embroidered with Dior's signature Cannage criss-cross motifs. Christian Dior's logo has also been embroidered in tonal thread across the centre of the bag. The top handle is accompanied by double-face removable straps making it multifunctional - as a cross body or tote. Adding a contemporary touch to the bag are the chunky gold hardware charms that spell out "Dior".


Available for personalisation at their Lady D-Lite at pop-ups in London, Milan, Paris, Tsum, Kuwait, Dubai and Stoleshnikov, the D-Lite is now available on Dior's website for $4,450 (approx INR 3,19,884). Chic, elegant and the perfect version of the bag that guarantees on-trend style for everyday use. Dior's interpretation of the Lady Dior in an embroidered version, reflects Dior’s exclusive know-how further enhancing this emblem of elegance.


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