Exclusive: Behind The Dior Saddle Bag Comeback
By Lucy Morris Posted on 19 Jul 2018
The day has finally come, the Dior Saddle Bag is back. As iconic as Blair Waldorf’s headbands and as 2000’s as Carrie Bradshaw in a tutu, the Saddle Bag, which first debuted 18-years-ago, is officially out of retirement.
Realistically, we should have seen this coming. Christian Dior’s artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri began slowly by reintroducing he Diorissimo logo print two seasons ago, but dove deeper into nostalgia by introducing this iconic satchel at the autumn-winter 18 show. This time around, it reflected the mood of the collection with embellishment and patchworking.
‘I thought this collection would be an opportunity to revive its timeless beauty. I consider this icon of the house’s recent history the perfect accessory to deal with this battle that is daily life. Indeed, the saddle bag is a bag that is worn in exactly the same way as a shirt or jacket, and it’s so comfortable to wear with its long strap that you almost forget it’s there.‘ Explains Chiuri, ‘The saddle bag is also practical because it allows you to carry everything you need with you. It’s for this reason that I wanted it larger and more robust, but also very colourful, embroidered or with beaded fringe because, like a chameleon, it adapts to all situations. ’
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