Dive Into The History Of The Lady Dior Bag

A legacy rich in royalty and glamour.

Defined by its unmistakable Cannage motif and signature charms, the Lady Dior bag’s history visits a story involving one of the world’s most influential style icons.

In an enchanting deep blue-hued slip dress by John Galliano and a matching Lady Dior mini bag made specially for the occasion, Princess Diana made headlines at the 1996 Met Gala. While this remains one of her most memorable looks with the coveted handbag, let’s look back to where it all began.

 

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The history of the Lady Dior :


At the inauguration of the Cézanne exhibit at the Grand Palais in 1995, the First Lady of France gifted the Princess an unreleased Dior Bag, then known as the Chouchou. Princess Diana was then spotted with the bag on several occasions, marking the beginning of its rise as one of fashion’s most iconic handbags, for a period known as the Princesse, before it was officially renamed the Lady Dior.

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From casual day-to-day looks to formal events, the Lady Dior’s sleek and compact silhouette makes it the perfect companion. Over the years, the bag has been offered in various sizes, colours and designs, still retaining its versatility, heritage and timelessness. Scroll below for a few of our favourite versions of the Lady Dior.

 

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