From Carrie Bradshaw to Paris Hilton, Dior’s iconic Saddle bag was seen on the arms of every ‘It’ girl going – both real and fictional – in the late '90s and early ‘00s. The last few months has seen something of a revival in people carrying the vintage tote, so much so that Dior has actually decided to bring back the design.
As part of it’s autumn/winter 2018 collection, which was shown in February, Dior presented the bag in a number of different styles including in the signature Dior logo print, a few in simple black leather and a number of 70s-inspired patchwork and beaded styles. They all featured the iconic gold ‘D’ charm hanging off them.
The bag was initially introduced under John Galliano's direction back in 1999 and quickly rose to prominence after being seen on the arm of 'It' girls including Paris Hilton and Beyoncé. It was of course, perhaps most notably, also carried by Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw on a number of occasions (the ultimate honour for any '90s accessory).
Dior bringing back this retro style perhaps says a lot about the power of the influencer, with a number of fashion bloggers and models heralding its return by carrying the vintage style for the past year.
Models including Elsa Hosk and Bella Hadid have been toting the bags around for the last few months – and, in response, consumers have been snapping them up on sites like Vestiaire Collective. It actually makes perfect sense for Dior to respond to this demand.
The Saddle is not the only ‘00s bag to have experienced something of a revival lately either. Kendall Jenner turned heads last summer when she added a vintage Louis Vuitton Alma BB bag to her wardrobe, while her sisters Kim and Kourtney Kardashian made a strong case for the return of the '00s Prada nylon collection.
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