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3.6
157 Ratings

Dior and I

Directed by Frédéric Tcheng
France, 2014
Documentary

Synopsis

Dior and I brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons’ first haute couture collection as its new artistic director-a true labor of love created by a dedicated group of collaborators.

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Dior and I Directed by Frédéric Tcheng
Profiling the ups and downs weathered by celebrated menswear designer Raf Simons as he completes his first haute couture collection for Christian Dior, Tcheng exposes the industry’s practical pressures while still permitting beauty to triumph: Simons’s climactic show, through halls veritably papered with spring blossom, is a jaw-dropping spectacle.
June 21, 2015
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Throughout, Tcheng artfully deploys archival footage of Dior, often slowed down and paired with an intimate voice-over narration taken from the designer’s 1952 memoir. The effect is haunting and emotional—which is appropriate, given that Dior and I is essentially a ghost story.
May 12, 2015
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Though the film is unquestionably a flattering portrait of Simons, it is also more broadly, and more fruitfully, a testament to a tradition and to those who have upheld it for decades—and who have as equal a claim on the first-person pronoun in the film’s title as Monsieur does.
April 09, 2015
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