Christian Dior Montaigne Saddle Bag
Christian Dior Montaigne Saddle Bag
Christian Dior Montaigne Saddle Bag
Christian Dior Montaigne Saddle Bag
Christian Dior Montaigne Saddle Bag
Christian Dior Montaigne Saddle Bag

Christian Dior Montaigne Saddle Bag

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This iconic bag has become part of the history of the House of Dior. It was designed by flamboyant, rule breaking designer John Galliano who was appointed Dior’s Creative Director in 1997, when the House was looking to capture a younger customer. For his Summer/Spring Collection 2001, Galliano ripped Dior apart. He dedicated his show to “Trailer Trash”, opening his show with a soundtrack of Jerry Springer audience chants. 

Galliano reinterpreted many of the classic Dior bags for this collection, including the Dior Saddle bag. He took inspiration from his ’69 Cadillac, incorporating a “number plate” (the ‘Chris’ references Christian Dior, 1947 was the year Dior presented his first collection, and Montaigne is the Avenue in Paris where Dior is located), reflector lights, and a steering wheel. The Dior Saddle bag, ever since John Galliano debuted it in 2000, has been reinterpreted many times, and remains one of the most sought after bags on range today. The earlier editions are extremely desirable. This Saddle bag is a beautiful tan colour and has a subtle Dior monogram embossed on the suede. It is a ‘Hero’ piece for any outfit and will definitely draw admiring glances. This bag comes with the original dust bag and authenticity card.

Colour: Tan
Composition: Suede and patent leather
Era: 2001
Brand Birthplace: Paris
Retail Price: Unknown
Height: 16cm (at tallest)
Length: 27cm
Width: 4cm


Act 2 - A piece exhibiting minor signs of use. There are some very faint, minor scratches on the patent leather.

Brand/Designer Info:

Founded by Christian Dior, born January 1905, the fashion house was established in December 1946 at 30 Avenue Montaigne in Paris. Dior's first collection launched on February 12th for Spring / Summer 1947 at the company’s head quarters on Avenue Montaigne, Paris. Appropriately titled the ‘New Look’, it was a response to the end of compulsory food and fabric rationing during the second world war. Silhouettes were structured, waists defined, skirts full bodied and dresses were made using (on average) 18-20 metres of fabric. This look was very well received and Dior was an overnight success. 

In addition to European clients, North and South American patrons embraced the uniqueness of Dior’s design. Hollywood actresses including Marilyn Monroe, Rita Hayworth, and Elizabeth Taylor were all seen regularly in Dior designs. In 1957 Christian Dior passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack. Twenty one year old Yves Saint Laurent was appointed Artistic Director for The House of Dior. Since Maria Grazia Chiuri is the Artistic Director, the first female to appointed to the position at the House of Dior.