A timeless icon with an extraordinary destiny, the Lady Dior handbag has never ceased to reinvent itself. Positioned at the intersection of modernity and elegance, it embodies the quintessence of Dior style, with its architectural lines and distinctive cannage pattern.
For the eighth time, as part of the Lady Dior Art project, the maison has once again invited various artists to interpret the game of metamorphosis, transforming this coveted object into a true work of art. These multi-expressive personalities share a common goal: to sublimate the heritage and foundations of this fascinating symbol, in the light of their own unique universe.
Thus, for this eighth edition, echoing Christian Dior’s lucky number, 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 are the artists who, from England to China, from Japan to the USA, reinterpret this iconic accessory. The Lady Dior is once again transposed into unique creations, becoming an emblem of inventiveness and pure poetry.
Representing a meeting between Dior and cultures from around the world, this wonderfully inspiring carte blanche showcases virtuoso techniques and craftsmanship imbued with a spirit of innovation from artists of diverse origins. Every detail, crafted with infinite meticulousness, merges dream and reality through the combined prism of imagination and exceptional savoir-faire, transcending the limits of excellence.
Revisiting the iconic Lady Dior, originally designed in 1995 in homage to Princess Diana, these new arts personalities drew upon their creative worlds to conceive a new version of the already classic handbag, surpassing expectations. This initiative is, at its core, an ode to the passion and beauty of emotions. It is proof of the power of creativity and art in all its forms.