The story behind the duo Lady Di-Lady Dior
At CBL Bags, experts in buying and selling luxury bags, we want to tell you about the story behind the Dior bag that you can find on our website. A quarter of a century following its debut in the fashion world, the Lady Dior has remained one of the Maison’s truly iconic bags. Its exquisite craftsmanship in the softest lambskin, continues to represent Monsieur Dior’s historic love of elegance and quality. The metallic gold or silver tone D.I.O.R anagram is inspired in his own lucky charms, and the signature cannage stitching recalls the Napoleon III chairs used to seat the VIP guests invited to his shows.
In 1995, it was first introduced as Chouchou. However, chance has it that the First Lady of France gave the trendy new handbag designed by Dior as a gift to Lady Diana, Princess of Wales, during her visit to Paris for the opening of an important Cézanne exhibit. She was so delighted with the design that she began using it often and the bag gained the momentum that guaranteed the place it holds the fashion scene today.
In her honor, the couture house renamed the bag Lady Dior, forever bonding one Lady to the other.
Today, Lady Dior bag is as trendy and sought after as ever. It has evolved without losing its original essence and personality. Take your pick! From morning to afternoon to gala evenings, a variety of colors and sizes are designed to fit your every need.
Dior’s Creative Director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, in an effort to maintain innovative artistic ties, has put enormous energy in the “Dior Lady Art” project, inviting a group of artists to reinterpret the essence of Dior through the re-imagination of the Maison’s iconic bag. A lovely example of this initiative is the one shown below, designed by Lee Bul.
The 2019 Spring/Summer collection added bold, lively patterned versions to Lady Dior’s classic repertoire of timeless elegance.
My ABCDior bag has delighted Dior fans, allowing you to customize your bag with decorative metal badges with your initials or name and different shapes that you can adjust to the wide shoulder strap. The bag comes with 3 badges, with an option to add up to a total of 6. This design is also very practical, should you decide to sell your bag in the future, because the original badges can be easily replaced for the ones that belong to future owners.
Lady Dior has stood the test of time and maintained its front-line place. At CBL Bags we have Lady Dior, MyABCDior, and many other luxury bags that you can find in our Catalogue. And, of course, if you live in Barcelona or are passing through, do stop by our showroom, we would love to meet you!