For spring 2021, Dior’s creative director Maria Grazia Chiuri was inspired by the world’s current climate, embracing the period of crisis that is drastically changing our behaviors, rituals and habits. The concept of fashion as we know it is radically different, and Grazia Chiuri embraced this uncertainty with her newest collection for the French design House. Classic Dior silhouettes are transformed, showcasing the brand’s rich heritage and exploring its origins. Grazia Chiuri reinterprets iconic House shapes for a different way of living. Fluid fabrics and silhouettes make the perfect backdrop for Dior’s classic handbag shapes, many of which have been reinterpreted for spring 2021.

The embroidered Dior Book Tote continues its reign for SS21, reimagined by Maria Grazia Chiuri a few different ways this season. The color stories and effects shown throughout capture the spirit of the season, and variations include colorful sun-bleached stripes, high-impact, richly hued tie-dye and intricate embossed leather motifs. Clutches bearing the Dior 30 Montaigne ‘CD’ signature are a huge push for this season as well, and the silhouette is multi-functional, as it can be unfolded to create a slim tote. Making an impact on the runway, this hybrid-design is seen in two sizes and a wide variety of colors and materials, including the brand’s iconic Oblique print. New versions of a classic shape reappear on the runway this season, the Lady D-Lite, which has already become an icon. Must-have iterations are seen throughout including a pale tonal striped version, which embodies the spirit of the season. Check out the bags below.

[images via Dior and Vogue Runway]

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Sajid Bin Mohammad
Sajid Bin Mohammad
2 years ago

A plain leather version of the book tote with simply the rivets on the side in my opinion would have been a great addition to the line. Wish they’d heard me.

Sally
Sally
2 years ago

My SA sent me pictures of the entire Spring 2021 collection, which was huge and obviously not pictured here. There are many bags and totes that might impress you and meet your criteria.

Lori
Lori
2 years ago

Not a huge fan of this collection. I find Dior to be hit and miss with their seasonal items.

Justice
Justice
2 years ago

Too much logo visibility on these bags. I don’t need everyone to know I’m carrying a designer bag.

KangKangKang
KangKangKang
2 years ago

like the vintage vibe of the clutches

Ann
Ann
2 years ago

Yawn! There is not much new and innovative here. Mostly, the same old same old.

TKS
TKS
2 years ago

Dior used to be elegant, sophisticated and edgy. I am honestly really tired of all the fabric bags. Word to the wise, the fabric book totes scratch alligator, so don’t ever put, say, an Hermes alligator wallet in one of them. It was fun for a few seasons, but this is just not the Dior I want to be loyal to. MGC has some amazing RTW, but the accessories need help. She is still exuding Valentino vibes, what, 5 years later? None of this is elevated.

Protect Hermes
Protect Hermes
2 years ago
Reply to  TKS

It also scratches crocodile Birkin’s. Buyers beware!

TKS
TKS
2 years ago
Reply to  Protect Hermes

Well I am not putting my croc Birkins inside the book tote! Just the long Constance wallets. The shine rubbed off on a few of them, and scratched one pretty heavily.

Protect Hermes
Protect Hermes
2 years ago
Reply to  TKS

Hopefully, the Hermes spa can refurbish it? I took a bag into the boutique and it was shipped off to Paris, for a few months. When I received it back it looked pristine. Of course, it wasn’t inexpensive, but it was important to me to recapture its original beauty.

TKS
TKS
2 years ago
Reply to  Protect Hermes

I will have to do that eventually. It really pissed me off! I wasn’t sure if the H spa could refurbish Lisse? I appreciate the suggestion tho. I know designers are doing all of this fabric stuff, I am sure it’s HIGHLY profitable (and it’s touted as more sustainable ?????), but those bags don’t last as long & are just as expensive!

psny15
psny15
2 years ago

This is a little too Coachella for my liking – who wears this bohemian junk in real life?

psny15
psny15
2 years ago

i like the CD logo but the outside circle profusion of leather is just plain simple ugly – i was not a fan of this creepy bag # 1 so im surprised they are using the same odd shape

Susan
Susan
2 years ago

Unimaginative.
Dior needs a new designer at the helm. Same tacky logomania.
Bring back the old Dior elegance. That would be in tune with these times, not more status symbol signalling.

taryn119
taryn119
2 years ago

I like the jewelry the models are wearing more than I like the bags.

GG Pastel