Conceived by John Galliano in 1999, the Dior Saddle bag quickly became the iconic it-bag of the 2000s. Revisited in 2018 by Maria Grazia Chiuri, this bag marks its comeback and is a sensation to many celebrities. The proof in pictures.
It was during the Christian Dior ready-to-wear fashion show spring-summer 2000, in the fall of 1999, that the Saddlebag was born, under the leadership of John Galliano, former artistic director of the house. This little bag in the shape of a
horse saddle, thus making a reference to the equestrian world, is adorned with a golden stirrup in the shape of D. Very quickly, it is worn and popularized by many celebrities like Beyoncé, Paris Hilton or Sarah Jessica Parker in season 3 of the famous HBO series, Sex & The City that make it a true symbol of fashion at the beginning of this decade.
Nearly 20 years after its creation, Dior’s Saddle Bag is up to date on the occasion of the fall-winter 2018-2019 ready-to-wear parade of the feminist-themed label. The artistic director of the house since 2016, the Italian Maria Grazia Chiuri, then decides to pay tribute to the heritage of the brand by revisiting this classic. Portable today in cross-body, thanks to a wide removable shoulder strap – sold separately obviously … -, this model is finally practical every day and offers great freedom of movement to those who wear it. “The Saddle Bag is a bag that can be worn exactly like a shirt or jacket and is so comfortable with its shoulder strap that you almost forget its presence,” says the designer. This it-bag now comes in a purified version in monochrome leather, blue canvas version, trimmed with the Dior Oblique print, but also in colorful patchwork spirit 70’s or adorned with fringes, pearls and precious embroidery.
New proof of the revival of the 2000s, the 2018 version of the Saddlebag already embellishes the looks of many stars who wear it every day.
Discover in pictures the Saddlebag Dior worn by the stars.