Inside the atelier: Watch the making of the new Dior handbag

The Editors
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Photo credit: Courtesy

From Harper's BAZAAR

Dior has unveiled a beautiful film to showcase how its popular Lady D-Lite handbag is made.

The video shows how the new velvet iteration of the style - designed by Maria Grazia Chiuri for autumn/winter 2020 - is created by hand inside the Paris atelier. The skilled artisans employ an exclusive three-dimensional embroidery technique on the bag, which also features a tone-on-tone cannage motif, created out of the soft, plush fabric.

The Lady D-Lite is a more minimalist, contemporary version of the house's much-loved Lady Dior style - first debuted by Princess Diana in the '90s and consequently named after the royal. The style quickly became synonymous with the late princess, who was regularly seen carrying one of the bags.

Photo credit: Getty Images
Photo credit: Getty Images

The French fashion house is renowned for opening up the doors of its ateliers (virtually, at least), through exclusive videos which showcase how the magic is made - from the design of fairy tale Dior couture gowns, to the construction of a classic Bar Jacket, or the creation of Priyanka Chopra's Met Gala gown (which took 1500 hours to make).

In a world where consumers are beginning to reject fast fashion in favour of ethically-created clothing and accessories with longevity, the allure of handmade pieces is all the more apparent; there's never been a better time to marvel at the craftsmanship and attention to detail that goes into creating a luxury item.

If you have ever wondered what goes into making a luxury handbag, watch the video in full above.

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