The story of the Christian Dior Lady Dior Cannage bag is a very beautiful one. It all started in 1995 when the former first lady of France, Bernadette Chirac, offered it as a gift to Princess Diana. At that time this amazing model was still unreleased and due to Madame Chirac’s gesture Christian Dior named it „Lady Dior”. This name made this bag even more stylish, elegant, and refined with a fine touch of a royal distinction. It is very obvious that this bag model gained its place in history due to Lady Diana. The Princess was very often seen wearing this spectacular purse to different social events, this proving that she loved it. After lady Diana worn this bag everybody wanted to have one.
Most bags come in three sizes but this one comes in four sizes as: Mini, Medium, Large and Extra Large. This is amazing as we can find it graceful, practical, spacious and versatile. It can be exactly the bag you want it to be. You can wear it to work, to a party or an elegant gala; it is even perfect for shopping.
Lady Dior Cannage is created from very soft and supple leather and it is embellished with the famous cannage pattern. This cannage Christian Dior is using is a flat kind of flat quilting. This unique cannage geometric surface can be found in all types of fabrics and in all the colors you may think of. You can find it in fabrics like: suede, satin, denim, patent leather, lamb skin, calfskin, and ostrich or crocodile leather. You may not know that Dior’s cannage came before Chanel’s quilted pattern even though Chanel is the most important and known producer of quilted style purses.
The shape of the Lady Dior is square and it has double handles that are even made of rolled leather or acrylic. The handles connect to the bag with some oval shaped metal rings which are stamped “CD” on the exterior. The medium and the large sizes have a zipper for the closure while the small size version is available with a top flap system. Dior created a detachable strap for all his bag models. The charms on the Dior bags are usually made of precious metals as gold or silver, the exception is for the evening collections that usually have crystal charms.
Since 2005 the tags of the Dior’s are made from the same leather the bags are made of. The shape of the tag is rectangular wider than taller. The wideness is of about one inch. For the medium and large models we can find the tags under the interior zipper pocket and for the small size models we can find the tags on the side pocket. The Lady Dior tags are stitched all the way around, only the top is attached to the lining of the bag. This way we can lift it and check the authentication code stamped on it. There are letters and numbers in this code. Also the writing is placed on three different rows as: “Christian Dior”, “Paris” and “Made in Italy”.
This Lady Dior bag model is quite easy to replicate as it has been produced in a very large number and during the time it has been changed a lot. There were a lot of variations of this model on the market. This was the most replicated model of the Dior’s bags over the time and it is really hard to differentiate a good replica from the original Lady Dior bag. But if you get for yourself one of the beautiful Lady Dior bags just enjoy it even if it is original or just a good replica.