The Dior Diorama was released under the direction of creative director Raf Simons in the Spring/Summer Collection 2015 and took the fashion world by storm. Raf Simons combined traditional Dior elements with modern accents which give the Diorama an unexpected twist and make it especially sought after among more trend-conscious millenials.
What makes the Dior Diorama so special?
The Dior Diorama unites the archicannage or micro-cannage, a unique characteristic of the French luxury house, and striking new shapes and details such as rivets, prints and detailed embroidery. In addition to the extraordinary symbiosis of traditional and modern elements, the Dior Diorama also impresses with its versatility. The model is available in countless colors as well as different sizes and materials, including finest calf leather, lamb leather, patent leather and exotic python and crocodile leather. The length-adjustable shoulder strap of the Diorama is made of a combination of chain and leather so that the model can also be worn as a crossbody bag during leisure time.
How can the Dior Diorama be styled?
Since its release in spring 2015, the Dior Diorama has become an absolute favorite in the fashion industry and has been spotted on many celebrities on the red carpet as well as off-work. Style icon Olivia Palermo loves feminine looks with playful details but likes to break them with a modern twist such as the small Diorama in blue metallic calfskin with micro-cannage. With the silver-colored version she gives a funky disco vibe to a feminine floral shift dress. Known for her girly style, actress Dakota Fanning prefers to wear her nude-colored Diorama to wide floating skirts and camisoles in delicate rosé and cream tones. Singer Rihanna, however, likes to follow the motto “more is more” especially when it comes to fashion. From neon yellow mini dresses and fur coats with graffiti design to super-oversized jackets made of baby blue virgin wool, the black Dior Diorama with riveted archicannage embodies the extravagant taste of the singer perfectly. For a more casual airport look, Rihanna combines the nude-colored style to a striped men’s shirt and distressed denim.
How much does a new Dior Diorama cost and what is a good price for a second-hand Dior Diorama?
The price for a new Dior Diorama depends on its size and the materials used. The Diorama in Small, whether made of soft lamb leather, metallic calfskin with riveted archicannage or micro-cannage, is priced at 2750€. The larger version made of denim is set at 2850€ while the version with lambskin leather and studs or metallic calfskin with micro-cannage costs 2950€. The price for a Diorama made of intricately embroidered calfskin or in a modern patchwork design lies between 3000€ and 3750€. However, versions made from particularly luxurious materials such as rare python or crocodile leather can easily reach five figures.
Since the Dior Diorama is already considered one of the classics of the French luxury house, an investment is worthwhile in any case. However, the great demand also means that many sizes and colors are often sold out shortly after they have been released online and in-store. In that case, it pays off to have a look in the second-hand market. Since the model is relatively new on the market, the prices are usually not significantly lower than the original price, many versions of the coveted Diorama, however, can only be found this way. Depending on its condition, the Diorama in Small can be purchased at authenticated second-hand and vintage shops from a price of about 1800€ to 2000€, an authenticity card and the associated dust bag guarantee the originality of the model.