Fashion Film: "Dior and I"
18 April 2014

Fashion Film: “Dior and I”

Scene from “Dior and I”: Raf Simons looks at a vintage Dior dress
Photo courtesy of CIM Productions

Dior’s latest film Dior and I, directed by Frédéric Tcheng (his solo directorial debut) premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival in France yesterday. This feature-length documentary (89 minutes) goes behind the scenes of what went into Raf Simon’s first ever haute couture collection 8 weeks before (this was all he had to produce the collection) he showcased it for Dior in Spring 2012.

Director Frédéric Tcheng who also co- produced and edited Valentino: The Last Emperor,  and the co-director of Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel
Credits: Jean-Jacques Poucel

Consider this your all-access pass into the Dior atelier, and watch as Raf Simons delves into the Dior archives for inspiration, and explores the 18th century technique of weaving while fighting the spectre of Monsieur Dior himself, and finding his own voice while negotiating the assertion of his identity through his first ever collection for the Maison.

Dior’s haute couture atelier discovers Raf Simons’s first sketches in “Dior and I”
Courtesy of CIM Productions

Now here’s the trailer of the film:

Images courtesy of Dior