Have you ever wondered what it’s like to design a handbag? How about to put a fresh take on an iconic designer style, like the Lady Dior bag? On Dior’s social media pages, the brand took us behind-the-scenes of creating the colorful and eye-catching handbags from their Cruise 2018 collection. You’ll be so inspired by the custom artwork and craftsmanship that goes into each piece.
First, sketches are made, and hand-colored in with the precise details of the season. For artistic director Maria Grazia Chiuri’s latest vision, that means incorporating in artwork reminiscent of folklore, the zodiac, and fortune-telling tarot cards.
Decorated with tarot card symbols, this season’s ‘Lady Dior’ bags have turned into fortune-tellers! Reiterating her passion for the Dior heritage, #MariaGraziaChiuri dosed the Cruise 2018 collection with the Motherpeace deck by Karen Vogel and Vicki Noble, reviving one of Monsieur Dior’s passions: tarot. Pictured here is the very first stage in the creation of the unique bag featuring the ‘Wheel of Fortune’ card. ⠀ #DiorCruise #DiorSavoirFaire⠀ © Pol Baril
After the sketches are finalized and approved, the Dior designs can be put into production. Leathers are meticulously measured out, and handles are handcrafted. In this season’s case, the beautiful tarot card-inspired embellishments are hand-painted onto the bag’s exterior. This makes each piece truly special and unique.
Watch the awe-inspiring video below to see these steps in action.
Passing from the initial sketch through our craftsmen's meticulous handwork, follow the making of the Cruise 2018 ‘Lady Dior’ bags, an icon born of the same dedication and passion as a couture look. Featuring the Motherpeace tarot by Karen Vogel and Vicki Noble, one of #MariaGraziaChiuri’s key inspirations, the renowned design boasts a classic tarot symbol, in this case the Wheel of Fortune card, representing all twelve houses of the zodiac, painted by hand on the front of the bag.⠀ #DiorCruise #DiorSavoirFare⠀ © Pol Baril
As you can see, the same amount of dedication and care is put into crafting these accessories as goes into creating the finest couture fashion looks. Luckily, it all pays off.
The finished product is quite striking.
Only the finest attention to detail creates something this marvelous to last a lifetime. For Cruise 2018, #MariaGraziaChiuri embraced the House’s fortune-telling heritage, innovatively blending it with the Motherpeace tarot by Karen Vogel and Vicki Noble. Get a closer look at this mystical bag and don’t forget to visit our boutiques to discover this captivating collection firsthand. #DiorCruise #DiorSavoirFaire⠀ © Pol Baril
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