The Gift Heard 'Round the Fashion World
Seen on: Princess Diana of Wales, Diane Kruger, Marion Cotillard
Princess Diana, inaugurating a museum in Paris in 1995, received a Dior handbag as a gift from then-first lady of France Bernadette Chirac. It was the start of a love affair.
Henceforth known as the Lady Dior bag because Lady Diana loved it, the popularity of that purse spread like wildfire.
The Christian Dior-designed handbag can be recognized by its cane-style quilting, boxy shape, and small, half-moon handle.
Or you could just look for the gold letters "D-I-O-R" swinging from the handles.
Lady Dior is an icon, but it wasn't the original It Bag. That distinction belongs to a Fendi.