The inner workings of one of the world’s legendary couture houses: a dynamic history, bustling atelier, seamstresses with a tenure of 40 plus years led by the vision of Raf Simmons are some of the elements that keep the house of Christian Dior one of the most exclusive haute couture labels today.
“Dior and I”, the feature-length film launching in New York this April and throughout the United States in 2015 gives you a behind-the-scenes look at the fashion house. The exclusive content documents Raf Simons’ first haute couture collection as the brand’s artistic director for the spring 2012 season. The film also shadows Florence Chehet, the première for the atelier flou (dresses) and Monique Bailly, the première for the atelier tailleur (suiting) both foundations of the house.
“For me, they are the two most important people in the house,” says Pieter Mulier, Raf Simons’ right hand at Dior and longtime collaborator. “Because they have everything in their hands.”
The film is directed by Frédéric Tcheng, a French-born filmmaker who also co-edited and co-shot Valentino: The Last Emperor and co-directed Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel. Amassing three months of footage in collaboration with a team of talents to tell the present day story of Dior makes it one to see.
Learn more about the film and screenings at Dior and I.
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