Birth of an Icon

The new Dior Caro bag – seen on the runways of the 2021 cruise show, promises to be the next must-have. With thousands of hours spent on its stitching, the unmistakable cannage pattern, and re-imagined golden clasp, it’s all set to storm into your hearts.

Lifestyle Insider The Dior Caro makes a statement

It’s not often that an icon is born, but you know one when you seen one, as the saying goes. This can be applied to the latest ‘It’ bag from the House of Dior – the Dior Caro bag with its unmistakable cannage design, impeccable savoir faire, and minimalist lines.

Lifestyle Insider The larger Dior Caro

First unveiled at the 2021 cruise show, the Dior Caro bag has been freshly reinvented by Maria Grazia Chiuri and placed at the heart of the House’s 2021 Spring-Summer ready-to-wear line.

Lifestyle Insider Sketching the design of the Dior Caro Lifestyle Insider Stitching the Dior Caro bag

Clad in supple leather punctuated by the emblematic cannage motif and adorned with a precious chain whose links evoke the “CD” signature – echoing the bag’s delicate clasp – this object of desire is available in two sizes and three timeless shades: black, grey and beige.

Lifestyle Insider The Dior Caro in green Lifestyle Insider The denim Dior Caro

Each season, the bag comes in a range of enchanting new colours, an intense or summery palette – from raspberry pink and ocean blue to nude and cognac – and asserts its modernity in shades with subtle gradient effects, in indigo, burgundy and pink versions.

Lifestyle Insider The Dior Caro's golden CD clasp Lifestyle Insider The Dior Caro with its distinctive cannage motif

Exclusive models are enhanced by a reinterpreted denim canvas, featuring embroidery sublimating the texture of straw, or are adorned with the hypnotic Tie & Dior motif. These new essentials also lend themselves to the game of mix-and-match thanks to interchangeable shoulder straps for a daring look. It’s the ultimate, refined expression of Dior style.

Lifestyle Insider The Dior Caro in grey Lifestyle Insider The Dior Caro in classic black


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