Arm candy of the week: The Dior 30 Montaigne bag

Arm candy of the week: The Dior 30 Montaigne bag

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Text: Joan Kong

Image: Dior

Attention: There’s a new Dior bag on our radar, and it’s called the 30 Montaigne

Did you know: Dior's very first address was 30 Avenue Montaigne in Paris? The townhouse was a love at first sight for Christian Dior, who subsequently transformed and inaugurated it on 16 Decemeber 1946, weeks before the House's first runway show for Spring/Summer 1947. 72 years later, Maria Grazia Chiuri—the first female artistic director—is at the helm, and during these three years, she has repeatedly revisited Dior's archives and brought the revived designs such as the Oblique prints and the Saddle to new heights. This round, the designer is going back to where it all started, launching a collection that's inspired by the House's very first atelier. "The connection we develop to a place can be extremely powerful. I felt it right away when I stepped inside 30 Avenue Montaigne, the House's historic birthplace. I thought about creating a new line that would reflect the identity of the House and, at the same time, offer women the opportunity to create a 'My Dior' allure in harmony with their lifestyle", Maria Grazia Chiuri revealed in a statement by the brand.

The piece that caught our attention, in particular, is the 30 Montaigne bag. A crossbody featuring a flap with a vertical strap and a metal CD clasp, the sleek arm candy may look understated at first glance, but there's more to it than meets the eye. For one, the bag is made using three different leather—French box calfskin, soft calfskin and lambskin, and it radiates a sleek and polished feel like no other. Aside from the ones in leather, the crossbody is also available in canvas, and it'll be the perfect addition to the Oblique family in your accessories closet. The Dior Saddle bag (which was the It-bag of 2018, no doubt) may not reign in terms of being a day-to-night bag, but the 30 Montaigne can definitely earn the spot. From boardroom meetings to date nights and your casual weekend brunches, we can totally see ourselves with the crossbody (that's available in 10 colourways) in tow.


Watch the making of the new Dior 30 Montaigne here:


The Dior 30 Montaigne bags are now available at the Suria KLCC store. More info on the 30 Avenue Montaigne atelier, click here.