But this season, the house of Dior has revamped its look. It has taken the iconic Lady Dior bag and embellished it with several of Andy Warhol’s 1950’s illustrations: notably, his to-die-for signature heels.
It’s a product of a collaboration between French fashion house Dior and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
The limited edition bag has recently graced the catwalks of Milan, Paris, London and New York, models strutting down the runway clasping those rare pieces that carry an Andy Warhol shoe sketch against Dior’s signature powdery pastel shades: perfect for vamping up any woman’s evening outfit.
Similar to a hand drawing, almost like a personal signature, the sketches add a whole new flavour to the collection.
Since its foundation, French fashion house Dior has always had a love affair with art. Before Christian Dior became a couturier, he worked as a curator, introducing the artworks of Max Ernst, Man Ray, Giacometti and Dali to Paris. And it was this passion for the arts that is so well illustrated in this collection.
The limited edition is intended as a dialogue between different eras: it emphasises Dior’s passion for the Belle Époque and Mid-Century modern that so characterised Warhol’s illustrations from the 50’s.
One of the must-have models include the iconic Lady Dior bag, in sugary sweet pink leather adorned with a black enamel and silkscreen print design. The limited-edition also features a selection of beautiful clutch bags, an ideal accessory for every woman.