At a time when archival revivals are a dime a dozen, it’s not at all surprising that what’s old continues to become new again. This has become a theme at every major design house from Gucci to Fendi, and Nicolas Ghesquière at Louis Vuitton too. On the heels of his latest vintage-inspired revival, the Loop bag, which is an ode to the discontinued Croissant bag, Ghesquière and co introduce the new Diane bag for spring 2022.
A Blast from the Past
The Diane Bag in the brand’s storied Monogram canvas revives a classic Louis Vuitton bag from the 1990s, taking elements from the former icon and combining them with modern, contemporary finishes. Details like the bag’s leather corners, saddle-like buckle closure (though it’s finished with a magnetic button), and sleek shoulder bag silhouette give off a vintage appeal and are an ode to the ’90s. Meanwhile, the bag is refreshed with modern updates like a wide jacquard strap that reverses and can be worn either with the bold Louis Vuitton lettering showing or the brand’s iconic Monogram Flower motif (color options are black or pink).
The bag’s interior is spacious, and with overall dimensions of 3.5″ H x 5.9″ W x 9.4″ D there is ample room inside, making the Diane a great everyday bag. Designed with modern functionality in mind, smart pockets are added to the inside and the outside of the bag. A zippered pocket also sits on the back interior of the bag, which is perfect for securing any valuables.
The monogram canvas is finished with natural-aged leather trim, which is darker in color as it’s been treated. It won’t show wear or water as much as vachetta. In addition to the logo-jacquard strap, the bag also comes with a slim leather shoulder strap. Both straps are removable and can be worn on their own or simultaneously. Currently, the Diane retails for $2,370 but is sold out online. Check your local boutique for availability.