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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Dior and I (Frédéric Tcheng)

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 labour of love created by a dedicated group of collaborators. Melding the everyday, pressure-filled components of fashion with mysterious echoes from the iconic brand's past, the film is also a colourful homage to the seamstresses who serve Simons' vision.

Starring: Grace Coddington, Marion Cotillard, Isabelle Huppert, Marc Jacobs, Jennifer Lawrence, Raf Simons, Sharon Stone, Allegra Versace, Donatella Versace, Harvey Weinstein, Anna Wintour

My thoughts on this film: This is a documentary film about acclaimed fashion designer Raf Simons; and his work as the creative director for Christian Dior S.A. (better known as Dior). The movie also features cameos by Marion Cotillard, Isabelle Huppert, Sharon Stone and Jennifer Lawrence. Although the movie is consistently beautiful to look at, it is also extremely boring.
The film focuses on Belgian fashion designer Raf Simons. It begins in 2012, when he first replaced Bill Gaytten, as the creative director for Dior, and it follows him around as he passionately directs the French fashion house's employees. The film-makers interview Simons, as well as several other Dior fashion artists. It all leads up to the debut of Simons' first 'haute couture' collection.
The movie is somewhat interesting, but really slow-paced, and mostly a bore (at least in my opinion). I do like fashion and glamorous clothes, but I am not that interested in the 'behind the scenes' of how the fashion industry functions. This should be an interesting movie for those that are, though.
Simply not my cup of tea!

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