First seen on the runway of the F/W11 presentation in Paris (oh yes, the memories, they just keep on flooding back), the Dior Miss Dior is the French house’s latest offering as far as bags are concerned. Seen here modelled by none other than celebrated actress and singer Marion Cotillard, the Miss Dior is the epitome of ladylike elegance, a beautiful bag made even more stunning by the sum of its parts.
Hand-made in Dior’s workshops in keeping with the house’s traditional standards of craftsmanship, Christian Dior once said that true luxury requires genuine materials and the craftsman’s sincerity, and the Miss Dior is all that, and more.
Besides the bag proper, which in itself is a piece to marvel at in quilted leather or exquisite exotics like croc or lizard, the adventure starts when you explore its other intricate details. The clasp features a double press-stud closure which you can also lock with the key, the charms, a Dior signature. The shoulder sling, though made up of solid chain links, is sensuous and lush.
Check out the accompanying making-of video, which details the laborious process to make a single Miss Dior bag from start to finish. Individual pieces of croc are cut up and formed about a wooden mould to get its distinct shape. After that, the process continues with most of the stitching done by machine, with the more complicated bits done by hand.
The press-stud clasp is then added, along with the addition of all the remaining details like the chain link sling and signature charms. The end result? A new classic that looks set to be treasured in any collection for time to come.
Available now from SGD4500 and up, you can view them for yourself now at Dior boutiques island wide.
Images & Video: Dior
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