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 ...
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Follows the creation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's most attended fashion exhibition in history, "China: Through The Looking Glass," an exploration of Chinese-inspired Western fashions by Costume Institute curator Andrew Bolton.
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. Melding the everyday, pressure-filled components of fashion with mysterious echoes from the iconic brand's past, the film is also a colorful homage to the seamstresses who serve Simons' vision. Written by
A documentary film about acclaimed fashion designer Raf Simons; and his work as the creative director, for Christian Dior S.A. (better known simply as Dior). It was written and directed by Frederic Tcheng and stars Simons (as himself). The movie also features cameos by Marion Cotillard, Isabelle Huppert, Sharon Stone and Jennifer Lawrence (which is the main reason I saw the film); as themselves as well. Although the movie is consistently beautiful to look at, it's 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 filmmakers 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 watching beautiful women, in beautiful and glamorous clothes, but I'm 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. Jennifer Lawrence only briefly appears, in a nonspeaking part, as an audience member at the big final show.
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