There’s no denying television star-cum-beauty mogul Kim Kardashian West has a watchful audience of 145 million on Instagram. And, while we’ll happily scroll through posts of the Keeping up with the Kardashians star in vintage Mugler or Versace any day, it’s fair to say we all wait with bated breath to take in the sights of her mini-me and fashion aficionado: North West.
At only six-years-old, the eldest sibling of the Kardashian West clan (and sister to three-year-old Saint and Chicago, 19 months), North West has fast solidified herself as a style icon. With a heavy rotation of Fendi tracksuits, Yeezy sneakers and a pop of colour or a hint of python, West has cultivated a distinctly urban-yet-cool pint-sized style anyone her age (or older) would be envious of.
And now, in a throwback posted to Kardashian’s Instagram from a family holiday in Japan, West has raised her fashion stakes in a look that will no doubt be immortalised in the budding celebrity’s style history.
To accessorise her teal-coloured trousers and coordinating yellow-feathered T-shirt and heels, West borrowed her mother’s $51,426 Dior Homme saddlebag, designed by creative director Kim Jones for his pre-fall 2019 menswear collection.
A signature of the house, the Saddle Bag was originally designed by John Galliano in 1999 and debuted in Dior’s spring/summer 2000 womenswear collection. Then, when Maria Grazia Chiuri assumed the reins at Dior, she resurrected the iconic bag for her womenswear collections, with Kim Jones quickly following suit with his iterations for men.
This particular version (which will buy you two pre-owned Hermès Birkin bags for context) was designed in collaboration with Japanese artist Hajime Sorayama, making it a fitting accessory for West to parade while traveling in Japan.
Posing alongside her parents, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, and brother Saint—who sported a pair of Gucci slides no less—West appears equally cool and confident, leaning into the wall with a look that suggests she might not return this prized possession (there are only 10 in the world) to her mother’s wardrobe.
We wouldn’t either.