Filmmaker Frédéric Tcheng follows up his work on excellent fashion films, including Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel and Valentino: The Last Emperor, with another masterful exploration of a towering fashion institution. In Dior and I, one enters the storied world that is the House of Christian Dior with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons’ highly anticipated first Haute Couture collection as the iconic brand’s new Artistic Director. From conception through its ultimate exhibition, the process is shown to be a true labor of love by the stoic Simons and a dedicated, charming, and often humorous team of collaborators. Beautifully melding the everyday, pressure-filled components of fashion with an elegant reverence for the history of Dior, Tcheng’s colorful homage to the seamstresses of the atelier is nothing short of magical.
Length: 90 minutes
Language: English, French
Director: Frédéric Tcheng
Screenwriter: Frédéric Tcheng
Producer: Guillaume de Roquemaurel
Editor: Julio C. Perez IV
Cinematographer: Gilles Piquard
Executive Producer: Juliette Lambours, Chiara Girardi, Guillaume de Roquemaurel
Composer: Ha-Yang Kim
Music Supervisor: Michael Galbe
Cast: Raf Simons, Anna Wintour, Sidney Toledano, Pieter Mulier
Frédéric Tcheng is a French-born filmmaker who co-produced, co-edited, and shot Valentino: The Last Emperor, the 2009 hit documentary shortlisted for a Best Documentary Academy Award. He co-directed Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (2011), and has collaborated on films with such varied personalities as the poet Sarah Riggs, the fashion brand H&M, Jimmy Choo, Ferragamo and Vogue, among others.