Dior has unveiled its Lady Dior Pop-Up in QueensPlaza Brisbane which will run until 6 April.

The dedicated pop-up celebrates the timeless modernity of the iconic Lady Dior, showcasing the fashion house’s emblematic bag in bold geometric décor composed of a latticework of wooden shelves in an interplay of light and shadow.

The pop-up will carry two exclusive versions of the small Lady Dior, featuring intricate embroidery of pearls or rhinestones. These models are limited to only two of each style. In addition, a selection of bags designed by multidisciplinary artists Wang Yuyang from China and Bouthayna Al Muftah from Qatar for the seventh edition of the Dior Lady Art project will be available. Representing the powerful connection between Dior and the cultures of the world, these extraordinary reinventions further transform the Lady Dior into an object of art and desire.

When the Lady Dior was created in 1995, it was presented by the First Lady of France as a gift to the Princess of Wales, Lady Diana, who had come to open the Cézanne exhibition in Paris. The Princess took the bag with her everywhere and ordered one in every version. Its topstitched cannage pattern, golden rings connecting the rectangular body to the arched handles, and dangling gold letters – in tribute to Christian Dior’s love of lucky charms – have made it an emblematic accessory for the past 28 years. Through time, this icon has blossomed in a multitude of colours, sizes and exceptional materials. Its rebirth, season after season, is now driven by the creative vision of Maria Grazia Chiuri. The Lady Dior is a concentration of the fashion house’s excellence and couture style.

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