Coveted Bag: Christian Dior Samourai 1947

Had for a while wanted to truly dwell and obsess over my fetish for handbags (the name of this page should have been a bit of a clue). Please note that the word fetish actually mean to worship an object with a religious reverence, like icons, totems, amulets etc. These item were believed to have powers and were treated with the proper respects used by the more pagan religions. The interpretation of sexual fetishes is actually a very new slant on an old idea. Not that the sexual version is a problem, I just like to enlighten and inform!

The bag is called Samourai 1947, it was created in 2007 to coincide with the anniversary of CD inception (1947 was the year the first Christian Dior boutique opened). It is made using tortoiseshell fame and a woven leather, which should look shabby but retains the chic shape. There is also a picture of Louis VXI on the tags (no doubt, his Highness would approve of this luxurious accessory) I really like the Asian features of the bag, such as the serpents attached to the handles. The Samurai in the name is inspired by the Samurai armor, basically this bag is French history meets Japanese history, how fabulous it that!! Celebrities fans include as Beyonce Knowles and Dita Von Teese (see last picture of VT with her bag).

Normally Dior bags do not excite me, I am  rather sweet on the bag, it is a nice shape, depth seems decent and the finer details sounds dandy. Then again this bag, if you can get a hold of it is about £3,000.

Dior Samurai purple

Dior Samurai jade

Dita's stylish departure


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