For Fall 2022, Maria Grazia Chiuri explores the history of Dior, reinterpreted for the modern-day. Some of the House’s most emblematic silhouettes and storied codes are reimagined with this collection, celebrating Dior’s iconic heritage and reviving its vision to meet the contemporaries of fashion today.

The Lady Dior, Reinvented

One of the most notable new silhouettes for fall is not quite new at all. Rather, Maria Grazia takes the Lady Dior, a House staple, and reinvents it in a fresh, contemporary way. Named after one of the most beloved style icons of our time, Lady Diana, Princess of Wales, the Lady Dior was given its name in 1995, and from that moment on, it cemented its place in modern handbag history. Remaining a legendary symbol for the House ever since, The Lady Dior has reappeared year after year and season after season in updated iterations. It remains a mainstay for the House of Dior. This season, Maria Grazia chose to forgo the usual fabrication changes and color refreshes, instead choosing to change the bag’s shape entirely but still leaving its most important signifiers, making the Lady D-Joy feel quintessentially Dior.

Introducing the Lady D-Joy

Meant to capture the true essence of Dior and Maria Grazia’s vision of beauty and elegance, the Lady D-Joy, introduced this year, refines the original Lady Dior in an east/west silhouette, streamlining the bag’s original aesthetic. For fall 2022, the Lady D-Joy would not be complete without the House’s unmissable Cannage lambskin, which is one of the brand’s most important distinctions. While this bag screams Dior, with or without any additional hardware or logos, the Lady Dior line’s iconic metal ‘D.I.O.R.’ charms embellish the bag, finishing off the new silhouette and welcoming the Lady D-Joy into the Lady Dior family.

The bag can be carried via its top handles or worn over the shoulder/crossbody with the accompanying strap. A good size for the everyday as well as day to night carry, with enough internal space to hold an iPhone as well as other essentials, overall dimensions are 10″ L x 5.5″ W x 2″ D. Purchase now and discover more via Dior.

Dior Lady D Joy Bag
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Brenda
Brenda
6 months ago

Lazy attempt to jump on board the east-west trend. This doesn’t sit well for a cross body, and looks unbalanced in the hand. Too bulky for a shoulder bag either. Some bags are best in their original design.

Maya
Maya
6 months ago
Reply to  Brenda

This is a bag they redid in 2016 and there are versions from the early 2000s and are just renaming it the Joy here in 2022. I love my vintage one (which looks exactly the same aside from the closing mechanism) for the record!

Sandy
Sandy
6 months ago
Reply to  Brenda

Agreed!

Nad
Nad
6 months ago

These Dior prices are absolutely nuts

Nan
Nan
6 months ago

East/West bags just look awkward.

Stephen
Stephen
6 months ago

But they already made this exact bag in the F/W 2016 collection

HMB
HMB
6 months ago

Saw this bag in person and agree the proportions of this bag are off. In the photos it looks significantly larger and more like the 2016 original. Wish they kept the larger proportions and stopped trying to make the lady dior micro trend happen.

Aspen
Aspen
6 months ago

absolutely nothing new. It was done by raf Simmons and I think even before then too. I’m ready for her to move on from Dior honestly.

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