For a bag that is as iconic as the Dior Lady, it really needs no introduction. From the haute couture savoir-faire to its signature handles and Cannage motif, the allure of Dior Lady lies in its classic and elegant sensibilities as well as trans-generational attitude.
But Dior is not one to rest on its laurels. To keep the appeal of the Dior Lady fresh, the French luxury house launched the Dior Lady Art initiative. Now into its fourth edition, Dior Lady Art invites artists from all around the world to reinterpret the Lady Dior as a piece of art. This year, 11 artists — Joana Vasconcelos, Rina Banerjee, Wang Guangle, Marguerite Humeau, Jia Lee, Maria Nepomuceno, Mickalene Thomas, Kohei Nawa, Eduardo Terrazas, Raqib Shaw and Athi-Patra Ruga — from Mexico, Japan, USA, South Africa, China and Portugal leave their unique stamps on the iconic bag.
Take for example London-based Indian artist Raqib Shaw. He cleverly melds the Renaissance and Baroque periods with Hindu mythology. The result? Opulent creations with vivid details that will surely dazzle the crowd.
South-African artist Athi-Patra Ruga, on the other hand, projected his own image onto the M-sized bag, using pearls, crystals, metallic floral appliqués and elaborate embroidery. Ruga was also inspired by a 1949 Christian Dior Junon dress and for the S-sized version, he paid homage to Monsieur Dior with a collage of coloured pearls and gold thread embroidery.
Check out the stunning exclusive creations at the Dior boutique in Ngee Ann City.