Under the tenure of Maria Grazia Chiuri, Dior has seen more hit bags added to its roster. There’s the Book tote, a roomy carry-all that features the House’s monogram and graphic stripes embroidered in a cool, monochromatic colour scheme. And then there’s the revival of the Saddle bag, a design first conceptualised 20 years ago when John Galliano was the helm of the brand.
For the upcoming fall season, Chiuri has unveiled another bag that looks set to be another classic—the 30 Montaigne. Those familiar with Dior’s history will know that the bag’s unique name pays homage to the House’s historic flagship in Paris—it was within those hallowed halls along 30 Avenue Montaigne that the late Monsieur Christian Dior launched his namesake fashion empire.
With a name like this, the bag’s design is naturally rooted in classicism. Evoking the ’60s, the bag’s sleek lines and structure are further complemented by a gold initial clasp. Handmade in Florence, the versatile accessory also has a handy inner smartphone pocket. Meanwhile, a discreet embossed detail announces its link to the past.