Because credit must be given where credit is due, here are some quick facts before we get into the post proper. This monogram, known as the Dior Oblique Canvas, was designed by Marc Bohan in 1967. John Galliano created the Saddle in the 2000s and most liberally used the monogram, which is seeing a huge revival now. And this bag, the Oblique Monogram Book Tote, is all Maria Grazia Chiuri, the woman who is at the helm of all things women at the French luxury house today.
And while the tote came only in a single colour since it was launched earlier this year, for the next season it will come in 4 colours. Deep Blue, which is the same shade you are already familiar with, Green, the colour I’m loving the most and of course, Deep Amaranth, the colour that you see above. There’s also going to be a Brown, though I’m not exactly sure what shade of brown it will be.
Taking a single artisan almost 32 hours to complete one bag with over a million stitches in all, this tote is lightweight, roomy and perhaps most importantly, just so pretty to look at. To retail at SGD3500, it is also rather well-priced for what it is. You just have to make sure you get yourself on the wait list ASAP because this baby has a huge line of admirers, myself included.