Remember the Chloé ‘Paddington’? The Fendi ‘Spy’? The YSL ‘Muse’? Each one defined the early aughts as the era of the “It” bag, but none have made a more lasting impression than the ultra-iconic Dior ‘Saddle’ bag. Made ubiquitous by Carrie Bradshaw on Sex & the City, as well as a cadre of imitators who loved its instantly recognizable shape and logo exterior, the Dior ‘Saddle’ bag certainly has its place in fashion history.
Building on the success of the original design, Maria Grazia Chiuri saw the potential in resurrecting the distinct bag when she first arrived at Dior in 2016. Ever since then, it’s been swinging from the arm of every “It” girl, celebrity, model, and muse.
For the Fall/Winter 2018 season, the Dior ‘Saddle’ bag is back, offered three ways: one version is reimagined in sumptuous leathers, another presents the familiar Dior logo, while the other features a multi-colored beaded fringe.
Tuck it under your arm, sling it across your body for comfortable hands-free wear, or draw some styling inspiration from the celebrities and influencers who love the iconic Dior ‘Saddle’ bag in our gallery below. The bags are available from today at Dior’s boutique in The Dubai Mall.