Dior’s Cannage Stitching Inspired By Napoleon III’s Chair



Napoleon Chair Dior cannage

The Napoleon chair that inspired Monsieur Dior.



Dior Cannage sunglasses

Cane Inspired Cannage Pattern.



Lady dior Handbag

Lady Dior Handbag in Iconic Cannage Pattern.



A signature pattern for many of Dior’s leather goods, however particularly the iconic Lady Dior Bag, is the padded cannage leather pattern.

Monsieur Dior found inspiration to decorate his home from two historic periods; the 18th Century and La Belle Epoque.

The inspiration for the cannage leather has its origins in Napoléon III’s chairs, Christian Dior once used to welcome his Haute couture clients in his mansion and atelier in 30 rue Montaigne. Today the chairs can be found in man of the elegant Dior Boutiques around the world.

Cannage stitching is a geometrical pattern of squares and diagonals borrowed from the braiding work of vegetable fiber, the Dior cane made in quilting is omnipresent in many of the house’s creations.


Diors cannage mönster är inspirerat av Napoleon III:s stol som bl. a. tillhandahölls på Haute-Couture visningarna i Diors  ateljé på Avenue Montaigne i Paris.

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