The Lady Dior bag is perhaps one of the most iconic handbags of all time, but did you know it was originally called the Chouchou? Given to Lady Di in 1995 by France’s first lady, Bernadette Chirac, at the Cezanne Art Exhibit at the Grand Palais in Paris, it quickly became a signature bag for the former Princess of Wales. She ordered it in every style available and was photographed carrying it all over the world. It instantly became the brand’s most sought-after item! The bag was renamed in her honor and to this day, it is one of Christian Dior’s bestselling handbags.

Made from one hundred and forty pieces, it takes seven craftsman up to eight hours to construct each bag. Every Lady Dior is handmade, available in a range of sizes from mini up to large shopper, and contains the signature gold plated D.I.O.R. charm letters. The Lady Dior is almost as famous as the woman who inspired its iconic name. Today, the bag is represented by Marion Cotillard, who has been the face of Lady Dior since 2008. Will this historic beauty join your closet?

A brief history of the Lady Dior bag by Christian Dior featuring Princess Diana.

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