Originally designed in 1999, the style made its debut on the Dior SS10 runway when John Galliano led the house. Back in March, Elle previewed the reincarnated-version on the Fall-Winter ’18runway under the helm of Creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri. “I thought this collection would be an opportunity to revive its timeless beauty,” Grazia stated in a press release. “I consider this icon of the house’s recent history the perfect accessory to deal with the battle that is daily life.” Apparently, the famous fashion magazine was right, and the French powerhouse is reviving one of its long-lost icons. The 2018 Fall / Winter Trends just got a lot more interesting!
With over 15 versions (the familiar Diorissimo logo print, fringe beading in colourful patterns, and a patchwork denim bag reminiscent of Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake’s heroic Texas tux), you’ll find one that will transport your back to your heydays at Dior boutiques nationwide.
From Carrie Bradshaw to Paris Hilton, Dior’s iconic Saddlebag was seen on the arms of every ‘It’ girl going – both real and fictional – in the late ’90s and early ‘00s. The last few months have seen something of a revival in people carrying the vintage tote, so much so that Dior has actually decided to bring back the design.
Dior Medium Saddle Bag All-Over Embroidered with Beads and Fringes, $8,500
Dior Medium Saddle Bag in Embroidered Denim Patchwork, $6,000
Dior Mini Saddle Bag in Red Ultra Soft Calfskin, $3,250
The new, revamped saddlebag hit the streets of Paris, France, in Dior’s new Autumn / Winter 2018 campaign.
Dior Mini Saddle Bag in Blue Oblique Jacquard Canvas, $2,350
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