It was the cult bag style revival that was impossible to ignore last week thanks to an epic Instagram marketing stunt that reportedly saw 100 of the world’s top fashion influencers post a snap of themselves with the bag at exactly the same time.

But behind the social flair, the brilliant retro-throwback logo print and the wild amounts of goodwill amongst fashion folk for the bag shape first designed by former creative director John Galliano in 2000, is an exquisite level of craftsmanship.

Read more about the reboot of the Saddle Bag style by Maria Grazia Chiuri here.

Japanese actress and fashion model Yuko Akari holding the Oblique Saddle Bag at Dior’s recent AW18 Haute Couture show

From the original sketches to the steady cut, stamp, shape, stitch and even screw (of the gold hardware), every step is done by hand. It’s a touching reminder of why quality designer pieces cost more than your typical factory-made carry-all and a mesmerising watch for anyone who covets beautiful designer fashion.

Watch the making of the Dior Oblique Saddle Bag

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