Dior

Not many handbags from world-famous fashion designers fly under the radar even a little bit. Because of the high margins and wide market for luxury accessories, brands push bags to the forefront of global marketing …

Air travel frequently calls for multiple carry-ons, which gives discerning handbag shoppers like Kate Upton ample opportunity to flaunt a few of their latest acquisitions. Here’s Ms. Upton arriving at the airport in NYC, carrying …

Here’s Marion Cotillard in NYC, enjoying a milkshake from Shake Shack (something that everyone must have when visiting, IMO. Black and white is the best flavor.) and carrying a pastel blue Dior Miss Dior Mini …

After a few seasons, it’s clear: Raf Simons is pretty good at this whole handbag thing, despite the fact that had limited experience with it before taking the reins at Dior, and certainly not on …

Kimora Lee Simmons was recently spotted at LAX with an eye-catching, bright red Christian Dior Lady Dior Bag (and an unidentified gentleman friend). Dior bags aren’t sold online, of course, so if you like what …

Christian Dior Spring 2014 Handbags (12)

The bags of Dior Spring 2014 seem to have one very clear message: if you have the budget for exotics, Dior would like to talk to you about some handbags. If not, well, most of …

Christian Dior Fall 2013 Handbags (10)

Dior built a solid foundation for its accessories with Raf Simons’ ready-to-wear debut in Spring 2013, and for Dior Fall 2013, that design success only grows. Casual observers might question the choice to adorn many …

We’re huge fans of actress Jennifer Lawrence around the PurseBlog offices, and she’s having quite the year. The Hunger Games movie did great at the box office, she consistently chooses red carpet looks that are …

Pre-teen starlets! They turn into teen starlets so fast. Here’s 15 year old Chloe Moretz, looking all kinds of adorable in Paris on her way to the Dior Haute Couture show. She’s carrying what we’ve …

Here’s the ever-elegant Princess Charlene of Monaco on her way in to the Dior Haute Couture show in Paris over the weekend. You’ll notice, of course, that the princess is carrying a black quilted Dior …

The fashion industry has been waiting with baited breath for months to see what Raf Simons would do in his historic first collection for Dior. The Belgian wunderkind has a penchant for minimalism and is …

Have you been following along with the endless rumors about who is or who is not going to be replacing John Galliano at Dior? I have, partly because it’s my job and partly because I love a good, public mess, and it would seem that LVMH is no closer to naming a successor than it was the day it dismissed Galliano over his anti-Semitic verbal attacks against patrons at a Paris café. The latest scuttlebutt is that Raf Simons demanded too large of a salary, and that in a rage, Dior CEO Sidney Toledano signed interim designer Bill Gaytten on for six more seasons.

I don’t know if I believe the particulars of that rumor, but I wouldn’t be shocked if Dior did keep Gaytten around for the foreseeable future. Not only is he less expensive to retain than a “name” designer, but his collections, which critics have derided as too safe and too obviously pretty, are also incredibly wearable. Dior Fall 2012 may not be a conceptual tour de force, but right down to the handbags, I could see wealthy Dior clients wearing basically everything that went down the runway. That’s not always true for collections that are high on concept; after all, Gaytten’s first year at the helm of the brand netted Dior a more than 20% increase in profits, despite the protestations of unimpressed fashion writers the world over. Check out the bags for fall after the jump. (more…)

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