If you love your fashion films (I mean, how many times have we watched The September Issue?), you need to catch the latest documentary called Dior & I.
Directed by Frédéric Tcheng, who is also the mastermind behind the incredible film Diana Vreeland – The Eye Has To Travel and Valentino: The Last Emperor (which we talked about before on page five), the film follows Dior's current creative director, Raf Simons, as he creates his first couture collection for the historic French fashion house. It is a behind-the-scenes look at how a fashion collection comes to fruition, and, as industry tome Women's Wear Daily reported, is billed as a “true labor of love by a dedicated, charming and often humorous group of collaborators” and a “colourful homage to the seamstresses of the atelier”.
When it first premiered at the the Tribeca Film Festival last year, the film received multitudes of praise and accolades from the media. Watch how Simons, while maintaining the fantasy that each Dior look provides, opts for practicality and mobility. In one scene, the Belgian designer orders one of his cobblers to forgo a pair of heels in which the fitting model could barely walk in. He says: "I hate the feeling of a guy supporting [a girl] on a staircase."
Truly, Dior & I is a must-watch for every fashion-lover. Take a sneak peek at what you can expect from the documentary through the excerpt below.