Few bags rise to icon status as quickly as the Dior Book Tote. Created by Maria Grazia Chiuri as part of the brand’s Spring/Summer 2018 collection, it was inspired by a drawing from the 1960s. Though simple in aesthetic, the original Book Tote, produced in Dior’s classic oblique embroidery, required more than thirty-seven hours of work and 1,500,000 stitches to complete. Defined by its impeccable craftsmanship and Dior Savoir-Faire, the Book Tote continues to embody the Parisian spirit and core DNA of the Dior brand.
A Tribute to the City of Lights
That spirit is carried over in the brand’s latest version of the cult-favorite bag, which is a lovely tribute to the City of Lights. The latest motif to outfit the Dior Book Tote is the Plan De Paris print, which was created as part of the Spring/Summer 2023 collection by Maria Grazia Chiuri. The black and white print was inspired by a scarf from the Dior archives, created by Mr. Dior in the 1950s.
The symbolic pattern is meant to unite Dior with the city of Paris, capturing locations from all over the city and celebrating places integral to the House’s DNA. There’s Faubourg-Saint-Honoré, where Christian Dior came upon his lucky star, and 30 Avenue Montaigne, the House’s iconic address. Subtle in color but a statement, these important places are interwoven in a graphic 3-D design created with Dior’s exclusive embroidery technique.
The print certainly shines on the beloved Book Tote, which retails for $3,300 via Dior but it is also available on a range of RTW and accessories. Saddle Bag lovers and collectors will delight in the Plan de Paris Saddle Bag, which is reminiscent of the Dior Newsprint Saddle Bag from the early aughts.
The collection also includes home goods and accessories like a pillow and a candle set. Discover more now via Dior and below in Savoir-Faire images of the Plan de Paris Dior Book Tote’s creation.