You Should Be Watching: Dior and I

Dior and I is a new documentary film that takes the viewer behind the scenes of a couture collection at the house of Dior. After the dismissal of John Galliano as creative director in 2011, the house named Raf Simons as his replacement. Simons and his team are given the monumental task of putting together a couture collection in just eight weeks.

Director, writer and producer Frédéric Tcheng was there to film the entire process, capturing Simons and his team of seamstresses in both their most impressive and their most vulnerable moments. The result is a fashion documentary that is being hailed as one of the most realistic and honest ever created.

Dior and I: Official Trailer

Dior and I: Clips

Dior and I: Interview: Frédéric Tcheng

Lou Stoppard of SHOWstudio interviews Frédéric Tcheng, who previously worked on fashion documentaries Valentino: The Last Emperor and Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel. Stoppard and Tcheng discuss earning the trust of Simons and his team to capture the creative process, his immersion into the world of Dior, becoming emotionally attached to the Autumn/Winter 2012 collection and being pigeonholed as a fashion film director.

The film is now playing in theatres across the United States, Canada and United Kingdom, with dates in Europe and Asia to follow. Visit the film’s official website to find the showing nearest you, or to purchase and download the documentary through various online streaming services.

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