By all standards, the Lady Dior bag is one the most underrated bags out there. It is not as well know as the Chanel 2.55 or the Louis Vuitton Speedy, but its more than worthy of a little fashion class. So here we go!
The Lady Dior is a true classic and was given its iconic status by Princess Diana. The French fashion house of Dior wanted to create a bag that was instantly recognisable and had a strong identity. The Lady Dior design was inspired by couture and was first manufactured in 1994. It was an elegant design, unlike any other at the time. Easily carried in the or the arm and with a modern square shape.
The bag is best recognized by the cannage stitching, a characteristic stitiching technique of Dior. The stitching is made out of a network of diagonal and perpendicular lines, which result in cushions of quilted leather. The jewellery charms on the bag are covered with a fine layer of gold and jingle while you walk, cling, cling cling. The Lady comes in three sizes: small, medium and large.
The nickname of the Lady Dior is Chouchou (favorite) and two years after its arrival it was one of the favorites of Pricess Diana herself! Diana fell in love with the bag while on a trip to Paris and this resulted in major successes for the fashion house. Today, the Lady Dior is personified by actress Marion Cotillard, who has been the face of Dior since 2008. 21 years after its birth the Lady Dior is as loved as ever.