Lady Dior bag was first launched in 1994. It embodies Dior’s vision of elegance and beauty and it’s a fashion icon all over the world. Ten artists such as Judy Chicago, Song Dong, Claire Tabouret and more, reimagined the iconic bag creating exquisite artworks.

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For the fifth edition of Lady Dior Art, a new crop of artists has taken on the challenge, hailing from China, Madagascar, India, South Africa, Russia, and the United States

Judy Chicago

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Judy Chicago
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This version of the Lady Dior bag is a mixture of feminist vision and unique craftsmanship. This design is rounded out by tonal metal hallmark D.I.O.R charms and was created by technical material and embellished with dichroic treatment.

“It’s been an amazing opportunity to translate my images into a different and resplendent form.” – Judy Chicago

Song Dong

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Song Dong
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One of the most important names in Chinese art, Song Dong created a graphic mosaic of miniatures windows and mirrors in order to create his own bag. These objects like windows and doors are a key topic in the artist’s work.

Claire Tabouret

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Claire Tabouret
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“The first was inspired by a series of paintings I did on a fur fabric, a material I wanted to work with again.” – Claire Tabouret

The artist crafted two Lady Dior bags, the first one inspired by the artist’s paintings and the second one is a self-portrait as a vampire. The mouth is bloodstained and the letters D.I.O.R are held between lips. The lining and seams of each bag are fluorescent, as used in various other works from Tabouret.

Recycle Group

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Known for deconstructing pillars of artistic culture, the Russian duo distorted the classical quilted cannage motif into a hypnotic vortex and the letter charms are morphed and twisted. The charms of the Lady Dior bag appear to be entirely swallowed by the whirlwind forms, professedly projecting the bag into the digital sphere. 

“We liked the idea of combining two realities.” – Recycle Group

Olga Titus

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Olga Titus
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“In my artistic work, I encircle a cosmos, a galaxy in which self and external perception, biographical elements, and cultural identity are reflected and represented in all their facets.” – Olga Titus 

For Olga’s reinterpretation of the Lady Dior bag, the artist gathered elements that trigger emotion and explored the concept of cultural “in-betweenness.”. Using the artist’s signature sequin works as a starting point, the bag has an assortment of mini masks that create an emotional “community” around itself.  

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Mai-Thu Perret

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Mai-Thu Perret
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Known for reinventing tradition and questioning modernity, Mai-Thu textured the body of the bag with shaggy long-pile tapestry and precious glass bead patterning in geometric motifs reflecting her enchantment with graphic alphabets and languages while responding to the fashion lexicon and the symbolism of the logo. 

Joel Andrianomearisoa

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“This bag is an emotion, Dior is an emotion for me.” – Joel Andrianomearisoa

The artist’s reinterpretation of the Lady Dior bag is a direct sequence of his black paper series, notably an immersive work. This bag is a testament to the savoir-faire of the petites mains in the Dior Atelier and the elaborate rituals that go into making one of the House’s most recognizable icons.

Gisela Colon

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The concept for this Lady Dior bag is based on the Eastern philosophy of balance, as well as dualities in the physical world, like Earth and outer space, and the past and the future. This luxurious piece was crafted from holographic lustrous leather.

“The concept of yin and yang, night and day, on complementary opposites,” – Gisela Colon

Chris Soal

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The artist is known for reconstructing mundane objects into rich, sensual works that challenge traditional assumptions of value, a concept he transposed onto textured Lady Dior bag covered in bottle tops. Chris also reconstructed the letter “O” in the charm, into a bottle opener. 

Bharti Kher

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Bharti Kher
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The artist used the traditional Indian sign bindi – identification of the third eye and the common thread in her creative universe – and its natural codes, language, and poetry to transform the iconic Lady Dior bag. Bharti created two pieces, one featuring an explosion of fiery red bindis, and a quieter, more sophisticated version. 

“When I work with the bindis, I take something that is a representation and a sign, and then I just run with it.” – Bharti Kher

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