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.

COMPLETED 

Filmmakers: Frédéric Tcheng
Year: 2015
Runtime: 89 mins
Country: France
Format: HD
UK release: 27 March 2015


Variety - "Beautifully crafted... Multilayered, meticulously woven and a model of its kind." 

 



STORY 

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.


FILMMAKER

Frédéric Tcheng is a French-born filmmaker. Originally trained in civil engineering, he moved to New York City in 2002 to obtain a Masters of Fine Arts from Columbia University’s film school. He co-produced and co-edited Valentino: The Last Emperor, the 2009 hit shortlisted for the Best Documentary Oscar. He is the co-director of Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel, a Samuel Goldwyn release.

Dior and I, his award-winning directorial debut, premiered at the Tribeca film festival in 2014. Frederic also signed the cinematography of Sarah Riggs' cine-poem Six Lives and Erika Frankel's King George.  He is currently developing several narrative features.

 


CREDITS

Writer/ Director/ Producer: Frédéric Tcheng

Editor: Julio C. Perez IV

Producer: Guillaume de Roquemaurel

Cinematography: Frédéric Tcheng and Gilles Piquard

Sound recordist: Frédéric Tcheng and Virgile van Ginneken

Original score: Ha-Yang Kim

Voice: Omar Berrada


FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS

Tribeca Film Festival 2014 -
World premiere

Sydney Film Festival 2014

CPH:DOX 2014

Helsinki IFF 2014

Rio Film Festival