After Creative Director Maria Grazia Chiuri introduced the Dior Book Tote, it quickly ascended the bag world into star status and immediately became a staple of the Dior aesthetic. The original size was created to carry all your daily essentials and several used it as their own everyday haul as well as their travel tote to schlep anything and everything they needed. With the success of this Dior Book Tote, the House added two extra dimensions: small and miniature.
One thing Dior excels at is focusing on a core set of bags and expanding on each line, offering different sizes and styles that will suit every Dior lover. The Dior Book Tote has always been a bag I’ve had my eyes set on, with new iterations each season luring me turning me to more of a Novel Tote fan (we have a comprehensive Dior Book Tote manual if you would like to learn more). However one pattern I’ve obsessed over, also saved a multitude of images of in a folder on my pc, is your Toile de Jouy printing.
Initially introduced last season in select European theatres at the large dimensions Dior Book Tote in blue, the Toile de Jouy print dates back to 18th-century France. This sort of print features linen or cotton printed with designs of figures and landscapes which was first viewed from the factory Jouy-en-Josas that was situated near Versailles in France. In 1947, Christian Dior utilized his very own version of this motif to upholster his boutique walls at 30 Avenue Montaigne.
This completely embroidered print comes to life as it graces the entirety of this bag and across the front is the Christian Dior signature. The smaller size can fit your daily needs, including an iPad or little notebook, but I find that this bag a bit too pretty for a work bag. This smaller shape can be dressed up or worn more casually and fits over the shoulder or can be carried by hand.
Every Dior Book bag takes over a day to create, in fact the huge Book Tote takes artisans more than half an hour of work and more than one million two hundred thousand stitches. Seeing a storied luxury House make a bag is one of my favorite approaches to truly know a style and if you want to find this tote come to life, Dior shared with the savoir-faire video of this tote being made for your Cruise 2019 collection.
The newest Little Dior Toile de Jouy Embroidery Book Tote is available in grey, pink, and blue. You will find different items which have the Toile de Jouy print, such as these slides that I love and this scarf. Some bags are beautiful in photos but are even better in person, and the Book Tote has ever fallen in that category for me. These bags sold out fast last year, so if you’re interested you may want to add these beautiful bags to your collection sooner rather than later. Price is $3,000 in Dior.com.