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Christian Dior was one of the most significant and most successful creatives of his time. The way there was not easy, but his belief in perfection and good design have to be made to that, for which he stands today: Pariser Haute Couture at the highest level. The expression of feminine elegance plays a big role in all designs. So it was already the first of these collections of 1947, which was perceived in public with great, positive echo and soon found their way into the fashionable everyday life. Soon the house became an address of first choice for the stars and asterisks of time. Even today, the "New Look" is iconic and stands for the time he shaped. Short jackets, narrow waist and wide skirts are the recognition features of the designs. One also speaks of the flower smile line. The collection promised hope for a new, better time and reached at the same time known elements from the prewar years. A complete success that should shape the women's fashion of the 50s sustainably. Meanwhile, a proud number of bags in numerous color variants and sizes has also been published, including particularly popular models such as: Lady Dior One of the most famous bags of the brand should be the "Lady Dior" from 1994. She wears her name in honor of the former princess of Wales, Lady Diana. It is said that this model quickly became her favorite pocket after receiving a copy of the wife of the then French President Jaques Chirac. The Lady Dior was designed directed by Gianfranco Ferré. Typical of them and their variants is the striking "Cannage" stem. Saddle Bag The Dior Saddle Bag was designed punctually at the millennium under the creative direction of John Galliano. Who persecuted Sex and The City from the late 1990s, Carrie Bradshaw often carried out this Bag watch. It reminds in her form to a riding saddle and is still in different variants in production. Even today, the Bag As a sought-after classic.

The model with probably the greatest radiance may be Dior's Lady Dior. The Bag was introduced in 1994 and soon turned out to be a box office hit. Stars and starlets also followed the call of the traditional French company. Another newer model with a high recognition factor is the striking J'Adior model, which can be held loosely in the hand with a pull-through with J'Adior lettering. The Saddle Bag designed by John Galliiano is also still the focus of fashion enthusiasts today in all its variations. The bags of the Diorama series have a high recognition value with their design language and filigree closure and are a symbol of modern elegance.

The former Princess of Wales Diana was said to have been a big fan of the bags soon after the model appeared. Thus, she is said to have purchased Lady Diors in different variations within a short period of time. From then on, she regularly displayed them in combination with her style-defining wardrobe to great media effect. In gratitude for this, the Bag was soon renamed in her honor. This royal splendor carry the bags of the series to this day in their name.

This canvas, or rather the pattern depicted on it, is a response to the many Monogram Canvas variants of other houses. It sets the Dior lettering in a repeat that achieves a pattern effect. This pattern finds its use in many areas at Dior and is one of the distinguishing features of the house. Oblique Canvas is offered in different color variations, the most common being light brown and dark blue.

Probably one of the biggest distinguishing marks of the label is the so-called cannage quilting, with which, for example, the leather of most Lady Dior's was covered. This quilting clearly stands out visually from the quilting of other brands. Many bags of the house also carry a Tag on one of the handles, to which the Dior letters are attached in an almost floating manner, referring to the French origin of the Bag suggest.

Bags of the label are characterized by a high material impression and a perfect workmanship. Many counterfeits are already careless in the selection de their materials and do not reach the required quality of the original. There are a few starting points, with the help of which you can ensure the authenticity of the alleged original:

The letters Tag of a genuine Lady Dior, for example, are never completely free-floating. Accordingly, your Lady Dior will never rattle loudly. The interior of a genuine Lady Dior is always lined with fabric bearing Dior's cannage pattern. Counterfeiters like to be careless here and use other fabrics. For bags made of Oblique Canvas, it is also advisable to compare the exact repeat of the pattern with a safe original. Counterfeits like to show small differences here. A code on the inside of the bag also gives precise information about the place of manufacture and the exact time of manufacture. In case of doubt, this code should be checked in a Dior store or by independent experts.

Yes, most Christian Dior bags have a leather tag on the inside of the Bag, which has the embossing of an individual date code on the back. This small label has a stitching all the way around on newer bags, but on older models before the 90s it is tacked to the interior with a single stitching. The embossing on the leather is colorless, silver or gold. The embossing should not show any overlap between the print and embossing and should be clean. The shield of a real Dior Bag should also have rounded corners. The stitching is perfect and the embossing is precisely centered on the tag. The lettering is limited to two or three lines and always bears the name of the founder, as well as "Paris" in large letters. The mention of the country of manufacture in the form of "Made in Italy" or "Made in Spain" may form a third line in capital letters in some cases. It is not certain since when exactly Dior started using date codes for bags, however, it is believed that they first found their use around 1997. For example, since the Lady Dior was first launched in 1994, there are vintage Lady Diors without such a code. In the following example, you can see how the date code of a Dior Bag is read:


BO = place of manufacture

0133 = The first and third digits give the month, the second and fourth give the year of production.

In this case the Bag was produced in March of the year 2013. The code of newer bags has hyphens between the positions.

For example, if the code shows the format RU 0928, this is due to the proximity to the LVMH Group and is not unusual. This format represents an alignment with Louis Vuitton's codes, the code of the bags in these cases can be read in the same way as bags of the French company. In this case the Bag was manufactured in February of 1998. The code in this form has no hyphens.

The date code is not identical with the serial number of a Bag watch. You can find this on the authenticity card and represents the model number of a Bag model.