The Lady Dior handbag is a House classic defined by its Cannage topstitching, 'D.I.O.R.' charm and structured silhouette. The signature design is revisited every season by Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri, with the collection offering a myriad of silhouettes, materials and palettes.
Over the decades, the Lady Dior bag has been established as an indelible icon of the House. It's most notably distinguished by its structured shape, geometric Cannage topstitching and 'D.I.O.R.' charm. The stitching is inspired by seats which customers were sat in for the first runway show, in 1947. That motif has since become an emblem of the House. The original handbag also featured a top-handle design that has since evolved into a myriad of silhouettes reimagined by the Creative Director, Maria Grazia Chiuri. The Lady Dior bag has been celebrated for its versatility, thanks to its understated yet elegant aesthetic, as well as its purposeful design.
Creating pieces that fit effortlessly into women's lives was an important value to Christian Dior, and one which Maria Grazia Chiuri continues to honor. Many of the modern iterations include an adjustable and removable shoulder strap which, in the simplest of ways, gives women more freedom to carry their bags hands-free. The Lady Dior Small and Lady Dior Mini both contribute to this drive toward ease and practicality, as the convenient sizes are compact yet large enough to carry the essentials such as a phone and wallet. The signature lambskin leather is a classic offering, but the Lady Dior comes also crafted in canvas and jacquard, bringing an effortlessness to the elegant handbag. Seasonal patterns and palettes have enlivened the icon, as well as a myriad of finishes on the metal hardware that either bring a luster to the piece or a modern and monochromatic, tonal finish. Since the bag's initial introduction, it has taken on different forms and been reimagined as card holders, wallets, clutches and more. The smaller leather goods from the same collection are an ideal companion to the Lady Dior bag for a coordinated look.