Each season, designer handbags are introduced and some become icons while others fade away. Thanks to Dior and the late Princess Diana, one bag reached cult status and immediately became the indispensable accessory in women´s wardrobes.
The saga begins at the Dior Corporation and First Lady of France sponsored Cezanne Art Exhibition in 1995. As is customary, dignitaries often bestow gifts to their guests. The First Lady at that time, Mrs. Chirac, presented Princess Diana with a Dior handbag as a gift simply called the Lady Dior. Perhaps it was because of the name matched her own catch phrase of Lady Di inspire her to cherish this bag. Whatever the reason, Princess Diana was seen consistently with the Lady Dior Handbag at many significant events after wards.
As the media frenzy always focused on Princess Diana and her wardrobe had only made the Lady Dior handbag even more desirable every time it was mentioned. Fashionistas, café society and debutants everywhere just had to have one in their Dior collection.
The Lady Dior became so famous, it quickly became the most sought after handbag worldwide. Contemporary ladies are carrying updated versions of the Lady Dior bag on their arms. Most recently the new First Lady of France, Carla Bruni has been seen with one. Diane Kruger, socialite Paris Hilton and academy award winner, French actress Marion Cotillard are devoted fans of the Lady Dior too. The hottest and popular variation of the 1995 original is the Lady Dior Christian Cannage.
The pattern used in an authentic Lady Dior Christian Cannage handbag, is a geometric grid stitched onto its supple fabric exterior. Together with Dior’s signature sparkling gold-tone D-I-O-R letters as dangling charms it enables the pre-owned navy blue gem to become the immortal legend in the history of handbag design.
The rounded handheld tote is accentuated with oversized golden-tone hardware securing it to its exterior with grace. The top-zip closure embraces a stunning Dior logo circular ornamental pull.
The spacious interior is in contrasting bright red fabric in a similar geometric design with iconic CDs emblems cover the pattern. There are two open and one zippered compartment in the interior making it ideal for organizing personal effects.
It was the legendary Princess of Wales who was instrumental in making the authentic Lady Dior Christian Cannage handbag part of a collection of legendary handbags. A pre-owned Lady Dior is a symbol of luxury and a sign of refined taste. The Lady Dior is no longer a simple handbag but a world-wide long-lasting classic.