FALL’S UL­TI­MATE COME­BACK: DIOR’S SAD­DLE

Female (Singapore) - - EDIT - – IJ

Like (al­most) ev­ery­thing in the ’00s, the queen bee of the decade’s It bags is back.

This eques­trian-in­spired shoul­der bag with its trade­mark “D” charm was a poster child of the early 2000s It Bag move­ment, car­ried by then It girls like Paris Hil­ton and im­mor­talised on Sex and the City (Carrie brought along a silk printed ver­sion for her sec­ond date with Ai­dan). Cre­ated by John Gal­liano for the brand’s risque, bor­dello-themed S/S ’00 col­lec­tion, it alone re­port­edly drove ac­ces­sories sales up by 60 per cent, but – like most of the women who helped make it fa­mous – re­mained a thing of that era. En­ter cur­rent artis­tic di­rec­tor Maria Grazia Chi­uri with her knack for mak­ing archival re­boots trendy. Re­vealed on this sea­son’s run­way, her un­ex­pected “pre­quel” boasts 21 styles in mini and medium sizes, with fin­ishes rang­ing from mono­chrome calf­skin to demi-cou­ture bead­work. There are also pat­terned straps (sold sep­a­rately) so that they can be slung cross-body. Im­ages of it on It fash­ion in­flu­encers – be it #sup­plied or or­ganic – flooded so­cial me­dia when it hit stores in July, and con­tinue to do so. Now, if only Hil­ton can say the same.

Sad­dle em­broi­dered calf­skin shoul­der bag with beads, leather jacket, match­ing shorts and belt, and lace top. (Op­po­site) Sad­dle calf­skin shoul­der bag, wool jacket, match­ing skirt, and cot­ton T-shirt. All Dior

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