Dior has created some of the most covetable handbags in history. Take the Lady Dior which became famous the world over for being on the arm of the beloved Princess Diana, who was presented with the bag by the then-First lady of France in 1995 (the bag's original name ChouChou was subsequently changed to Lady Dior). The Saddle, first introduced in 2000, has had a renaissance in recent years, in part due to womenswear artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri re-issuing the design in new finishes and colourways. Alongside designs such as the Book Tote, Chiuri's tenure so far has ensured Dior remains as a leading player in designer handbags. The latest addition to the family is the Dior Caro.
Requiring 18,000 stitches to reproduce the subtle geometric weave of its cannage motif alone, the design was put together by the Dior leatherworking ateliers in Italy. Recently seen in the Cruise 2021 show, reimagined in dreamy tie dye tones, the bag is emblematic of the house's savoir faire. To mark the occasion, Dior have now released a short video revealing the making process, from sketch to construction and finish. A new house icon is born.