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Fashion designers definitely have a soft spot for their pets. Donatella Versace’s Jack Russell Terrier, Audrey, inspired the company’s line of dog accessories and clothing. The late Karl Lagerfeld was inseparable from his beloved cat, Choupette, and even published an entire book with photographs that he took of her. And then there was Christian Dior who loved his dog, Bobby, so much that he named multiple looks in his early collections after him.
“Each collection contained a suit earmarked for success called Bobby,” the designer wrote in his memoirs.
And so, it comes as no surprise that the French house’s creative director, Maria Grazia Chiuri, is also paying tribute to Monsieur Dior’s canine companion by naming Dior’s new handbag after him.
Released as part of the brand’s pre-Fall 2020 collection, the Bobby is “an emblem of timeless modernity” with its hobo-style silhouette and luxury calfskin leather construction.
And speaking of it, Dior also released a behind-the-scenes video that showcases the craftsmanship that goes into creating each bag in its Italian factory. First, the leather is cut into pieces that are assembled together by hand. The brand’s signature gold-tone “CD” logo is then added on the clasp while the ‘30 Montaigne’ Parisian address is embossed on the back.
The Bobby bag is now available in three sizes—small, medium, and large—and two versions—in classic leather and in the house’s iconic Oblique print in jacquard canvas.
Pricing starts at $3,250 on Dior.com.