Dior and I

Dior and I

DVD - 2015
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A thrilling behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons's highly anticipated first Haute Couture collection as Christian Dior's new Artistic Director. Beautifully melding the everyday, pressure-filled components of fashion with an elegant reverence for the history of Dior, Tcheng's colorful homage is nothing short of magical.
Publisher: [Canada?] :, Entertainment One,, 2015
Branch Call Number: DVD DOC DIO
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (90 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,Dolby Digital 5.1,rda
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A fascinating look behind the scenes at the Dior Fashion House in Paris, as they prepare for Raf Simon's first collection as Artistic Director. Some history of the fashion house is also included. Meet the personalities involved and witness day to day details that make this fashion house what it... Read More »

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WVMLlibrarianCathy Apr 19, 2016

A well-composed documentary with and interesting structure and subject matter. It follows the most recent artistic director at Dior, juxtaposing his experience with that written by Christian Dior in his autobiography. Significant credit is given to the ateliers, whose skill, craftsmanship and cre... Read More »


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claude13
Aug 15, 2017

feels honest people people people

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scrubble4
Dec 09, 2016

I loved this documentary. If you like fashion it is wonderful to watch a design from conception to first drafts in white muslin, to choosing the fabric, to creating the final outfit. The unique roles of each person involved in the process is revealed as you watch them at work on their own and with the whole team. Each piece of the work was placed within the framework of Christian Dior's memories so there were videos and pictures of him at work, his collections which gave greater texture to the story being revealed.

As a seamstress, as someone who enjoys fashion I found this fascinating. I watched it twice. It was so personal, so revealing, so very enjoyable.

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Bookworm39
Jul 17, 2016

Interesting movie. I did not realize that so much work went into the Fashion Shows, and creating some wonderful clothes. what a talented group of people.

WVMLlibrarianCathy Apr 19, 2016

A well-composed documentary with and interesting structure and subject matter. It follows the most recent artistic director at Dior, juxtaposing his experience with that written by Christian Dior in his autobiography. Significant credit is given to the ateliers, whose skill, craftsmanship and creativity is fascinating. The ateliers could carry an entire documentary themselves.

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badgirls
Mar 24, 2016

This is a very well done documentary about the refined world of haute couture.
It focus's on arrival of Raf Simons at Dior to replace fired head designer John Galliano who created a scandal after making racist anti-semitic remarks in public
Simon's seems a very shut down guy, walking around with his arms folded tightly in front of him and when he speaks he has his hand in front of his mouth. He spends a lot of time looking for inspiration while everyone around him works.
The actual structure of these fashion houses is very hierarchal as the ateliers {workshops} where the clothes are actually constructed are staffed with talented hard working people but Simons is 'top dog' and calls the shots.
It is about 3/4 of the way through the documentary we see him actually pinning/fitting clothes most of the time it's everyone else doing the work.
Anyway he has only 8 weeks to get a collection together and finally it is presented to adoring Dior fans in an 'over the top' flower filled house.
Interspersed in the doc. are readings from the diary of the House of Dior founder, Christian Dior, these are fascinating as it reveals his struggles and what inspired him.
Raf Simons left after 3 years at Dior stating 'the workload was too much'. He was criticized in the media for refusing to have women of colour as models.
All i can say is that these 'prima donna' designers seem to have a lot of problems and really could not accomplish anything without the mostly unrecognized help and talent of so many.

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Saint_Mirin
Mar 20, 2016

To the reviewer below, fashion is not gender specific. The film is observational cinema or cinema verite style which takes effort to be done well and is an acquired taste. I just didn't care for Raf and from the beginning felt he was inexperienced, ill-suited to take over, and wouldn't last long. Indeed, he left Dior after a short time. There was nothing really to see even fashion-wise other than the return of dresses with pockets. Very uninspiring film. Pass.

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evro66
Feb 19, 2016

the movie is rated R for "some language". Not even 14+, but R. However I marked it as suitable for all ages because "some language" here is one single F word that you wouldn't even notice if you don't pay special attention. No nudity, no violence, no obscenity whatsoever. If your child is interested in fashion, go ahead and let her watch it. It is a great movie.

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ms_mustard
Feb 06, 2016

the hard work behind extravagance. the ateliers were fascinating.

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KatherineHere
Jan 07, 2016

Much ado about nothing.

real_thing Oct 30, 2015

bunch of premadonas. MATERIAL WORLD

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Feb 19, 2016

evro66 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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