Dior invited 10 artists to reimagine the iconic Lady Dior handbag for a limited edition collection.
The diverse creatives, including Jack Pierson and Lee Bul, were given free reign to express their vision with their own choice of fabric, size, colour and even the stitching to bring together 19 unique takes on one of the most popular bags from the fashion house.
Instantly recognizable, entirely iconic, inspired by haute couture, the Lady Dior bag was born in Dior’s workshops in 1995, and made famous in 1996 when Princess Diana took a serious liking to the unique accessory during a visit to Paris. Never the one to be influenced by trends or held back by traditions, the bag is given a new lease of life in the hands of some of the most celebrated artists round the world.
Seoul-based artist Lee Bul outfitted her bag with dozens of tiny Plexiglas mirrors that are slanted in every direction so that the bag itself appears to be one big shattered mirror. Poet John Giorno adored his creation with lines from his work on rainbow canvas, while the 24-year-old artist Jamilla Okubo brought her Kenyan ancestry to the three bags she designed for the house’s limited edition collection.
Available in the Dubai Mall boutique from December 2017.