A mythical object embodying the quintessential spirit of Dior, the Lady Dior handbag demonstrates the expertise of a house famous for its absolute luxury. This symbolic accessory is crafted from the finest leathers, and has been designed, sewn and topstitched with the same expertise that goes into an haute couture gown. Its sophisticated canework pattern is a contemporary echo of the canework motif favoured by Christian Dior, inspired by the Napoleon III chairs chosen in 1947 for his haute couture shows. Today this cult accessory has inspired a numbered, limited edition eye shadow palette. Within the precious case lies a daring combination of clashing bright red tweed and a blue canework motif, in a reflection of the latest Spring-Summer 2011 Lady Dior bag.
A tribute to the bag as much to the history attached to it, the Lady Dior palette thus recalls the memory of Dior. In 1995 when Mrs Chirac gave it to Lady Diana, Princess of Wales, she adopted it immediately and the Lady Dior instantly provoked an incredible rush in boutiques the world over. Embodied by the stunning Marion Cotillard, this object of desire, which has proved a source of inspiration for contemporary art, deploys its international reputation to travel from Paris to Shanghai via New York and London, with Moscow as the next stop on the itinerary. Only for sale Le Bon Marché, Paris 6 ème, Les Galerie LaFayette, Paris 9 ème, Christian Dior, avenue Montaigne Paris 8 ème. Price: 90 € www.dior.com