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Christian Dior

CHRISTIAN DIOR (FRANCE, 1905–57)

Christian Dior (1905–57) was born in Granville, on the Normandy coast, in 1905. His prosperous haute bourgeois parents wanted him to become a diplomat despite his interest in art and architecture. However, they agreed to bankroll an art gallery, which Dior opened in 1928 in Paris with a friend.

This was the start of Dior’s rise in the city’s creative milieu, where he befriended Pablo Picasso and Jean Cocteau. After seven years as an art dealer, Dior retrained as a fashion illustrator, eventually landing a job as a fashion designer for Robert Piguet, and in 1941, following a year of military service, he joined the house of Lucien Lelong. Just five years later, with the backing of industrialist Marcel Boussac, the ascendant Dior established his own fashion house, at 30 avenue Montaigne in Paris. There, the visionary couturier would alter the landscape of 20th century fashion.

Just two years after the end of World War II, the fashion crowd and the moribund haute couture industry were yearning, comme tout Paris, for security and prosperity, desperate to discard the drab, sexless, utilitarian garb imposed by wartime deprivation. They needed to dream anew.

And Dior delivered: He designed a collection for a bright, optimistic future. “It’s quite a revolution, dear Christian!” exclaimed Carmel Snow, the prescient American editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar, famously proclaiming, “Your dresses have such a new look.” The press ran with the description, christening Dior’s debut Spring/Summer haute couture collection the New Look. “God help those who bought before they saw Dior,” said Snow. “This changes everything.”

Dior’s collection definitively declared that opulence, luxury and femininity were in. His skirts could have 40-meter-circumference hems, and outfits could weigh up to 60 pounds. They were cut and shaped like architecture, on strong foundations that molded women and “freed them from nature,” Dior said. Rather than rationing, his ladies wanted reams of fabric and 19-inch waists enforced by wire corsets, and the fashion world concurred. The debut got a standing ovation.

In the subsequent decade, Paris ruled as the undisputed fashion capital of the world, and Christian Dior reigned as its king. With the luxuriously full skirts of his New Look, suits and his drop-dead gorgeous evening dresses and ball gowns worthy of any princess — an expansive collection of which can be found on 1stDibs — Dior gave women the gift of glamour they’d lost in the miserable years of war.

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Christian Dior By John Galliano Asymmetric Suede & Lace Gown, Fall-Winter 1999
By John Galliano, Christian Dior
Located in Geneva, CH
This gown by John Galliano for Dior is the proof that glamour and ease can go hand in hand. Cut from super soft antique rose suede, the dress is embellished with color matching lace....
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1990s Christian Dior

DIOR X DANIEL ARSHAM FUTURE RELIC Limited Edition Eroded Clock XX/100 NEW
By Christian Dior
Located in New York, NY
Summer 2020 Men’s show, Daniel Arsham has transformed Christian Dior’s atelier clock into a functional sculpture. Eroded in several places as if ravaged by time, this veritable wor...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

Christian Dior Vintage Jewelled Butterfly Brooch
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN DIOR vintage silver toned buttefly brooch embellished with clear crystals. Marked DIOR © . Indicative measurements : max. height approx. 5.8 cm (2.28 inches) / max. width...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

WOMENS DESIGNER Dior J’Adior Chain Bag
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Exquisite bag by Dior – the J’Adior chain flap in calfskin leather. The colour detail on the logo at the front is exquisite. An unused bag that has been purchased and stored. BRAND ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

Christian Dior Niki de Saint Phalle Large Lady Dior Dragon Bag
By Christian Dior
Located in Philadelphia, PA
Christian Dior Limited edition Niki de Saint Phalle Large Lady Dior Bag in excellent like new without tags condition. Black leather exterior trimmed with black and brass hardware and...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

2002 Christian Dior Dark Brown Street Chic Handbag
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Port Hope, ON
In very good condition this April 2002 (MA-0042) leather bag designed by John Galliano. It can be worn as a crossbody (see pictures), as well as a shoulder bag. It has a flap pocket;...
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Early 2000s Christian Dior

A Marc Bohan/Christian Dior Haute Couture Numbered 06567 Suit Skirt Circa 1975
By Christian Dior
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1975/1980 France Three-piece set, blouse skirt and red printed silk jacket by Marc Bohan for Christian Dior Haute Couture numbered 06567 Circa 1975/1980. Probably a fashion s...
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1970s Christian Dior

A Christian Dior/Yves Saint Laurent Evening Bolero for Daimaru -Japon Circa 1958
By Christian Dior
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1958 France for Japan Large evening bolero from the "Trapèze" line for Daimaru, license of the designer house Dior for Japan and dating from the late 1950s. Cut from the "Revo...
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1950s Christian Dior

Christian Dior Ambassadior Fine China Tableware 12 Place Setting, 64 Pieces
By Christian Dior
Located in Las Vegas, NV
Rare Christian Dior "Ambassadior" fine China in perfect, never used condition. 64 pieces total, 12 place settings. Made in Japan. Includes: (not all pictured) 18 soup bowls. 12 sala...
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1990s Regency Christian Dior

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Porcelain

CHRISTIAN DIOR black leather YACHT WEDGE Platform Sandals Shoes 37
By Christian Dior
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Christian Dior Yacht platform ankle-strap wedges in black Cannage leather featuring white edges and stitching. Have been worn and are in excellent condition. Measurem...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

Christian Dior Black Leather Lace Up Corset Shoulder Bag
By Christian Dior
Located in Rome, Rome
CHRISTIAN DIOR black leather 'Corset' shoulder bag.. Silver metal hardware. Lace up detailing and 2 zip pocket on the front. Upper zipper closure. Black monogram lining. 1 side zip p...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

Dior Women Boots Black Leather IT 37
By Christian Dior
Located in Milan, IT
Product Description: Boots, leather, solid color, knee-length, logo placard, round toe Includes: N/A Product Condition: Very Good Sole: visible signs of use. Upper: negligible sign...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

Christian Dior 1970s Silver Plate Box
By Dior Home, Christian Dior
Located in Atlanta, GA
Beautiful modernist silver plate decorative box designed by Christian Dior for his home collection. Elegant minimal rounded shape with lid and refined carved ornamental gadrooning pa...
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1970s French Modern Vintage Christian Dior

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Metal, Silver Plate

Christian Dior Silver Plate Jewelry Display Tray, Set of 2
By Dior Home, Christian Dior
Located in Atlanta, GA
Lovely set of two pieces, silver plate vide-poche, ring holder, or jewelry display tray designed by Christian Dior. A very nice stacked small trays with silverplate metal slightly ha...
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1980s French Modern Vintage Christian Dior

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Metal, Silver Plate

Gray and Black Dior Logo Silk Scarf and New Black Cotton Back Decorative Pillow
By Christian Dior
Located in Houston, TX
Offered is a Mid-Century Modern signed retro black and gray beehive pattern logo silk scarf with backing in black cotton percale and poly fill insert decorative pillow. The word "Dio...
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Mid-20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Christian Dior

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Cotton, Silk, Polyester

Christian Dior Vintage Belt Saddle Bag Bum Bag Waist Fanny Pack
By Christian Dior
Located in Miami, FL
Rare and Vintage Christian Dior Canvas and Brown Leather Saddle Fanny Pack Beige Canvas saddle bag lined with brown leather piping Brown leather strap Adjustable waist strap Dimen...
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Early 2000s Christian Dior

Christian Dior Vintage 5 Charm 18K Yellow Gold Necklace
By Christian Dior
Located in New York, NY
Condition: Great. Shows signs of minor wear throughout. Accessories: No Accessories Measurements: Length: 23" Designer: Christian Dior Model: Vintage 5 Charm 18K Yellow Gold Necklace...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

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Yellow Gold

Dior Women Shoulder bags Black Fabric
By Christian Dior
Located in Milan, IT
Bag, fabric, other patterns, front logo, magnetic closure, gold-tone hardware, removable internal pouch. Includes: - Dust bag Product Condition: Excellent Lining: negligible marks....
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

Christian Dior Silver Star & Safety Pin Necklace
By Christian Dior
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Silver star and safety pin chain-link necklace by Christian Dior. 1.5" height, 20" length, 0.5" width. Condition: Pre-owned. Very good. Slight scratching throughout....
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

2019 Christian Dior Red, White & Blue Canvas Union Jack Book Tote
By Christian Dior
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHRISTIAN DIOR Red, White & Blue Canvas Union Jack Book Tote Xupes Reference: CB332 Serial Number: 50-MA-0159X Age (Circa): 2019 Accompanied By: Christian Dior Dust Bag, Authenticit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

2013 Christian Dior Purple Quilted Lambskin Leather Lady Dior GM
By Christian Dior
Located in Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
CHRISTIAN DIOR Purple Quilted Lambskin Leather Lady Dior GM Xupes Reference: CB335 Serial Number: 05-MA-0113 Age (Circa): 2013 Accompanied By: Authenticity Card, Care Booklet, Shoul...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

Dior Women Sandals Ecru Leather IT 41
By Christian Dior
Located in Milan, IT
Sandals, leather, solid color, branded buckle, buckle fastening, silver-tone hardware, open toe, leather insole, with plateau, high heel. Includes: N/A Product Condition: Good Sole...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

Christian Dior Limited Edition Toile de Jouy Lady Dior Medium Bag
By Christian Dior
Located in Geneva, CH
This Limited Edition Lady Dior bag is crafted in a delicate neutral calfskin leather and the Toile de Jouy print (dating from 1947 in the house of Christian Dior) has been enhanced w...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

Dior Women Pumps Brown Leather IT 41
By Christian Dior
Located in Milan, IT
Pumps, leather, solid color, back logo, patent, open toe, leather insole, with plateau, high heel. Includes: - Box - Heel tip replacement Product Condition: Good Sole: visible sign...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

Dior Women Pumps Black Leather IT 41.5
By Christian Dior
Located in Milan, IT
Pumps, leather, solid color, back logo, leather insole, tapered heel, mid heel. Includes: N/A Product Condition: Very Good Sole: negligible signs of use. Upper: slightly visible wr...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

Dior Women Sandals Black Leather IT 41
By Christian Dior
Located in Milan, IT
Sandals, leather, solid color, patent, buckle fastening, gold-tone hardware, open toe, branded insole, leather insole, with plateau, high heel. Includes: - Box - Dust bag Product C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

DIOR cabas Shoulder bag in Red Leather
By Christian Dior
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: DIOR - Model: cabas - Condition: Very good condition. Sign of wear on base corners - Accessories: Dustbag - Measurements: Width: 35cm, Height: 32cm, Depth: 14cm - Exterio...
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2010s Christian Dior

DIOR Diorama Shoulder bag in Black Leather
By Christian Dior
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: DIOR - Model: Diorama - Condition: Never worn. - Accessories: Dustbag - Measurements: Width: 21cm, Height: 14cm, Depth: 6cm, Strap: 125cm - Exterior Material: Leather - ...
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2010s Christian Dior

DIOR Diorrisimo Handbag in Blue Leather
By Christian Dior
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: DIOR - Model: Diorrisimo - Condition: Fair condition. Exterior stains, Sign of wear on base corners - Accessories: None - Measurements: Width: 38cm, Height: 26.5cm, Depth...
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2010s Christian Dior

Dior Black Cannage Leather Large Lady Dior Tote
By Christian Dior
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The Lady Dior tote is a Dior creation that has gained recognition worldwide and is today a coveted bag that every fashionista craves to possess. This black tote has been crafted from...
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2010s Christian Dior

Dior Black Leather Crytal Hook Bowling Bag
By Christian Dior
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This finely crafted Bowling bag by Dior has been designed to assist you with ease and style on all days. Fashioned using leather, the black Bowling bag has two handles, a shoulder st...
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2010s Christian Dior

vintage CHRISTIAN DIOR 90's C D charm bow tie black leather choker necklace
By Christian Dior
Located in Hong Kong, NT
vintage CHRISTIAN DIOR 90's C D charm bow tie black leather choker necklace Brand: Christian Dior Model Name / Style: Leather choker Material: Leather, metal Color: Black, silver Pat...
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2010s Christian Dior

DIOR Handbag in Gold Leather
By Christian Dior
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: DIOR - Condition: Good condition. Exterior stains, Sign of wear on Leather - Accessories: Dustbag, Authenticity Card - Measurements: Width: 39cm, Height: 30cm, Depth: 4cm...
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2010s Christian Dior

DIOR Direction Shoulder bag in Brown Leather
By Christian Dior
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: DIOR - Model: Direction - Condition: Very good condition. Few scratches - Accessories: Dustbag - Measurements: Width: 22.5cm, Height: 17cm, Depth: 6cm, Strap: 120cm - Ext...
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2010s Christian Dior

Christian Dior Vintage Multi Strand Pearl Logo Choker Necklace
By Christian Dior
Located in Nice, FR
CHRISTIAN DIOR vintage choker necklace featuring four strands of off-white faux pearls and a silver toned C D I O R logo embellished with clear crystals. Secure clasp closure. Exte...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

Dior Navy Leather Saddle Bag with Oblique Bandoulière Strap
By Christian Dior
Located in New York, NY
Dior Navy Leather Saddle Bag with Oblique Bandoulière Strap SKU: 110358 MSRP: USD 5,000.00 Handbag Condition: Very Good Condition Comments: Very Good Condition. Light marks to leath...
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2010s Christian Dior

Dior Grey Cannage Leather Large Lady Dior Tote
By Christian Dior
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
One of the most epochal creations by Dior is the Lady Dior tote! Made in many different versions, this bag has stood the test of time and is an ageless creation to own. This iteratio...
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2010s Christian Dior

Dior Pink Cannage Patent Leather Flap Continental Wallet
By Christian Dior
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Detailed with Dior’s iconic Cannage quilt, this pink continental wallet has an instantly recognizable charm of luxury. The wallet features a flap design and the interior is equipped ...
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2010s Christian Dior

Dior Black Leather Small Be Dior Flap Top Handle Bag
By Christian Dior
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Be Dior bag from the house of Dior is sure to add sparks of luxury to your wardrobe! It is crafted from leather and features a chic silhouette. It flaunts a single rolled top ha...
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2010s Christian Dior

Dior White Oblique Mesh B23 High Top Sneakers Size 42
By Christian Dior
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These Dior B23 high-top sneakers are characterized by subtle charm and unmatched comfort. Crafted from a white Oblique mesh, these sneakers have matching laces along the shoe arches....
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2010s Christian Dior

Christian Dior DiorAvenue Large Canvas Bucket Bag
By Christian Dior
Located in Geneva, CH
This pre-owned but New bucket bag from the house of Christian Dior is part of the Dioravenue collection. It is redesigned with a new print: the Christian Dior Sauvage. This studded b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

DIOR Diorama Shoulder bag in Purple Leather
By Christian Dior
Located in Clichy, FR
- Designer: DIOR - Model: Diorama - Condition: Very good condition. - Accessories: Dustbag - Measurements: Width: 25cm, Height: 16cm, Depth: 8cm, Strap: 130cm - Exterior Material: L...
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2010s Christian Dior

Dior Black Mesh Fusion Crystal Embellished Slip On Sneakers Size 37
By Christian Dior
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The words 'edgy' and 'ultra-modern' can be readily attributed to this pair from Dior. The sneakers were first introduced as a part of their Haute Couture Spring / Summer 2014 collect...
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2010s Christian Dior

Dior Red/Black Plaid Canvas Book Tote
By Christian Dior
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri, the Dior Book Tote is a travel accessory for people with style. The bag here is crafted from canvas into a beautiful structure and covered in plaid p...
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2010s Christian Dior

Dior Brown/Beige Oblique Canvas and Leather My Dior Pocket Frame Satchel
By Christian Dior
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This classic satchel by Dior makes for a great everyday handbag. Made from Oblique canvas and leather, the exterior features two front pockets, a Dior motif, double handles, studded ...
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2010s Christian Dior

Christian Dior Black Technical Canvas Ribbon J’ADIOR Slingback Pumps sz 39.5
By Christian Dior
Located in New York, NY
Christian Dior Black Technical Canvas Ribbon J’ADIOR Slingback Pumps Made In: Italy Color: Black Materials:Technical canvas & ribbon Closure/Opening: Slingback Overall Condition: Ve...
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21st Century and Contemporary Christian Dior

Dior Black Cannage Coated Canvas and Leather Small Panarea Tote
By Christian Dior
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Panarea tote from Dior is a timeless piece. The bag comes in a coated canvas & leather Cannage exterior with silver-tone hardware and Dior letter charms. It features double top ...
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2010s Christian Dior

Dior Black Leather Mini Diorissimo Tote
By Christian Dior
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The Diorissimo shopper tote from Dior is a piece that has never gone out of style. The leather bag comes in a black shade with opulent hardware and Dior letter charms. It comes with ...
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2010s Christian Dior

Dior Off-white Patent Leather J'adior Slingback Sandals Size 38
By Christian Dior
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
A coveted Dior silhouette that's loved by women around the world. These off-white J'adior sandals are crafted from patent leather and styled with pointed toes and J'adior ribbon slin...
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2010s Christian Dior

Dior Navy Blue Leather Small Be Dior Flap Top Handle Bag
By Christian Dior
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Pretty in navy blue, this Dior bag is crafted from leather and designed with a front flap and a glossy top handle. The leather-lined interior in light blue houses enough space to eas...
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2010s Christian Dior

Dior Black Grained Leather Large Diorissimo Shopper Tote
By Christian Dior
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The Diorissimo shopper tote is a timeless beauty. The Dior leather bag comes in a black shade with gold-tone hardware and Dior letter charms. It features double top handles, a small ...
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2010s Christian Dior

Dior Black Leather Saddle Bag
By Christian Dior
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The Dior Saddle made a huge comeback in 2018 and it has gone on to remain in style. Just for you to catch on with the Saddle trend comes this gorgeous version in leather. A single ha...
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2010s Christian Dior

Dior Light Pink Cannage Leather Lady Dior Double Chain Bag
By Christian Dior
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The iconic Lady Dior with double chains—what an update! Crafted using leather in its famous silhouette and Cannage design, the Lady Dior tote is transformed into a shoulder bag thank...
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2010s Christian Dior

Dior Burgundy Leather Medium Diorama Flap Shoulder Bag
By Christian Dior
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Diorama bag is simply breathtaking! From its structured shape to its artistic craftsmanship, the bag sweeps us off our feet. It has been crafted from burgundy leather and covere...
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2010s Christian Dior

Dior Metallic Silver Oblique Monogram Leather Boston Bag
By Christian Dior
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Boston bag by Dior sweetly embodies luxe elegance! Crafted from Oblique monogram leather, this metallic silver bag features a top zip closure that opens to a canvas interior, ca...
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2010s Christian Dior

Dior Ivory/Brown Diorissimo Canvas and Leather Floral Trotter Satchel
By Christian Dior
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Head to your next social event carrying this chic Trotter bag from Dior. Designed in a Diorissimo-coated canvas body, this bag is finished with leather trims, silver-tone hardware, a...
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2010s Christian Dior

Dior Blue Grained Leather Large Open Bar Tote
By Christian Dior
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This stunning Open Bar bag is high on appeal and style. Dazzling in a classy blue, the bag is crafted from grained leather and features two rolled handles and a shoulder strap. The t...
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2010s Christian Dior

Dior x Jordan Grey/White Leather Air Jordan 1 High Top Sneakers Size 42.5
By Christian Dior
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
On the 35th anniversary of the Air Jordan, Jordan Brand collaborated with Dior to create the limited-edition Air Jordan 1 High sneakers. These sneakers bring together the label's exc...
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2010s Christian Dior

Dior Red Cannage Patent Leather Mini Chain Lady Dior Tote
By Christian Dior
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The Lady Dior tote is a Dior creation that has gained recognition worldwide and is today a coveted bag that every fashionista craves to possess. This mini-sized red tote has been cra...
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2010s Christian Dior

Dior Dark Blue/Beige Oblique Embroidered Cotton Fabric Granville Flat Size 38
By Christian Dior
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These Granville espadrille flats are a summer staple you will love wearing again and again. Formed using Oblique-embroidered cotton, they have the Christian Dior detail and are set o...
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2010s Christian Dior

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