Film & TV distributor The Orchard has acquired all rights in the U.S. and Canada to director Frédéric Tcheng’s fashion documentary Dior and I, which premiered at the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival to outstanding praise. And as an attendee of the screening, I was totally one of the "praisers".
This marks the third fashion film for Tcheng, who previously co-wrote and co-directed "Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel", another one of my favs and co-produced "Valentino: The Last Emperor" which is also an inspiring look into the world of fashion. The "Dior and I" documentary captures the entire process behind Raf Simons debut couture collection in his new position as Creative Director of Christian Dior Couture.
In 2012, legendary French fashion house, Christian Dior Couture, announced designer Raf Simons as its head Creative Director. Dior and I pays homage to the work of the talented Dior atelier and takes a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the makings of Simons’ debut haute couture collection and how it returned to the origins of the house of Dior.
The film takes an intimate, vérité-style glimpse at the inner workings of the Dior atelier, capturing the entire eight-week process up until the premiere of Simons’ collection. This includes the little-seen atelier workers – the heart and soul of the fashion industry – some of whom have sewed for Dior for decades and do so with an unbridled passion. Together, they form a support system for Simons and help to create his masterpiece collection, with every line they sketch and bead they sew.
A whirlwind of creativity, stress, determination and triumph, the movie boasts mass and niche appeal. I can't wait to see it again!