There’s no denying how stunningly gorgeous Dior’s Be Dior is, which at first glance looks like a reinterpreted Lady Dior. It has the same boxy shape, that iconic rolled leather top handle and even the dangling D-I-O-R charms, but that’s really about it as far as this ingénue is concerned.
Clearly youthful with a generous dose of exuberance, the Be Dior comes with a shoulder sling and features a front flap that opens to two different compartments, the first a flap patch pocket (yes, it has a flap under a flap) good for card cases, love notes and the like, the second the main compartment where most everything you’re carrying for the day should fit. A point to note? The Mini Be Dior has one additional patch pocket in the main compartment, the Be Dior has two.
From left to right, Mini Be Dior in Electric Blue Python, Be Dior in Deep Yellow Crocodile and Mini Be Dior in Black Smooth Calfskin
Available in 3 distinct sizes, there is the darling Mini Be Dior that comes in at 20 cm by 16.5 cm, as well as the Be Dior that spans 21 cm across by 19.5 cm in height (known as the Small). Then there is the Medium that measures 31 cm by 22.5 cm, all of which will come in a luscious array of supple leathers and exotic skins, from smooth calfskin to the grained bullcalf leather. And then there’s luxurious python and extravagant crocodile for those who wish to indulge.
A bag that can be worn 5 different ways, my personal favourite of the moment has got to be the one that comes in three-tone leather, the body in black, the handle in Jean Blue with Vermilion on the back of the bag on a patch pocket (yes, there’s another at the back) and on its dangling charms just for that bit of contrast.
A beautiful bag with hours upon hours of craftsmanship behind it, you can watch the making-of video of the Mini Be Dior via this link, a mesmerising symphony of creation shown step by step from the selection of leather to the last stitch as the artisan works his magic via his talented hands.
Now available in Dior boutiques, you just need to find the one in the colour/size/leather that you fancy the most and make her your own.