Toke, fresh from her trip to London, looked every inch the glamorous star wearing a white trapeze dress, a pair of over-sized sunglasses and accessorised with a pair of Louis Vuitton slip on trainers and her monogrammed Dior saddlebag.
The Dior saddlebag which came back into the spotlight thanks to a huge social media influencer campaign is a classic which was originally created in the 90's by John Galliano for luxury French fashion house, Christian Dior.
According to Dior's Instagram:
The 'Saddle' bag, revived and revamped by #MariaGraziaChiuri, has quickly ascended the ranks to the status of essential. Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is seen here with the version in loom-woven Dior Oblique canvas, another element of the House's heritage that has come roaring back into the spotlight.
According to style bible, Vogue:
At her Fall 2018 show in March, Chiuri surprised everyone with her own twists on the coveted saddlebag. Her versions, which officially launch in Dior boutiques today, came in black calfskin, logoed canvas, beaded embellishments, and patchworked florals, which connected the bag to the show’s theme of ’60s activism. Each one came with those familiar C and D gold clasps, and looked surprisingly modern with Chiuri’s shearling jackets and checked suits. “I thought this collection would be an opportunity to revive [the saddlebag’s] timeless beauty,” the designer said in a release. “I consider this icon of the house’s recent history the perfect accessory to deal with this battle that is daily life . . . It’s so comfortable to wear with its long strap that you almost forget it’s there.”
The new saddlebag isn’t a complete reproduction, of course. The new bags are slightly larger than the originals, likely to accommodate an iPhone X and all the other stuff we carry these days. But other than that, little has changed. That’s true of how the bags are made, too; in Dior’s atelier, teams of leather craftsmen hand-stitch and assemble each bag one by one. To give you a better sense of that careful, couture-like process, the house shared behind-the-scenes photos and clips exclusively with Vogue of a bag being made from start to finish. We can’t say you won’t be tempted to splurge on a bag of your own—but here’s our theory: It’s proven to be timeless, and will likely be “back” again in 20 years, so it’s a worthy investment.