The Bag: LADY DIOR
Year: 1995. It began with Bernadette Chirac, France’s First Lady, and her wish to give Princess Diana a special present when she came to attend an art exhibition in Paris. Gianfranco Ferré, the head designer of Christian Dior, then came up with a minimalistic, boxy bag featuring striking quilting called cannage, and with charms spelling Dior.
Diana loved the bag, (who wouldn’t?), and was routinely snapped carrying it. And that was the beginning of a success story for the coveted carrier. Suddenly, everybody wanted the ‘Princess bag’, and Christian Dior made the design available in stores. Many years later, the Lady Dior bag is one of Dior’s most loved carryalls, and is available in a number of colours, sizes, and textures. From the arms of Princess D to Blake Lively, Freida Pinto, and style superior SJP, this carryall proves that elegance is an eternal quality.