Dior‘s spectacular luxury universe is home to many covetable products. However, few have stood the test of time like the iconic ‘Lady Dior’ handbag. Introduced to the world in 1995, this masterpiece transcends mere fashion; it is an embodiment of Dior’s enduring legacy.
The ‘Lady Dior,’ adorned with the quilted cannage pattern inspired by Napoleon III-style chairs, has emerged as a symbol of regal sophistication from its inception. It wasn’t just a handbag; it was an objet d’art that captured the hearts of connoisseurs globally.
Every year, as a part of the ‘Dior Lady’ Art Project, the Maison invites a group of artists to reimagine the legendary handbag in their own unique way. The collaborative initiative highlights Dior’s penchant for art as talents from around the globe reinterpret the ‘Lady Dior.’
For this eighth edition, a stellar lineup of artists—Mircea Cantor, Jeffrey Gibson, Gilbert & George, Ha Chong-Hyun, Lee Kun-Yong, Mariko Mori, Ludovic Nkoth, Hilary Pecis, Mickalene Thomas, Zadie Xa, Michaela Yearwood-Dan, and Xu Zhen—embarked on a creative journey, making the legendary ‘Lady Dior’ their canvas.
As the ‘Lady Dior’ undergoes its annual metamorphosis, it becomes a living testament to the collaborative spirit of Dior. Like the previous editions, this year too, the ‘Dior Lady’ Art Project transforms the bag into a masterpiece—a symbol of the enduring magic that unfolds when heritage meets art.