Dior may have had its fair share of designers over the years, but each has reinvented the brand in their own unique way. Christian Dior’s original New Look of 1947 encouraged prosperity in a post-war climate, a 21-year-old Yves Saint Laurent impressed with his fluid mindset thereafter, and John Galliano infused the brand with historical theatricality from 1997 until 2011. It was Galliano who dreamed up Dior’s silky slip dresses (using his signature bias cut) and Galliano who transformed the Saddle bag from a simple purse to a symbol of Noughties excess. Dior's current creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri reignited the Saddle flame in Autumn/Winter 2018, paving the way for an influx of the bags in denim, leather and baby pink fabric on Heroine. The resurgence of the monogram, a trend which has dominated the luxury world in recent months, has also welcomed ready-to-wear, shoes and, yes, more bags covered in Dior’s timeless logo. Although everyone’s favorite Dior designer differs, it’s clear that each creative talent has produced cult pieces that will be cherished in the wardrobe of any fashion admirer.

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