Creativity, beauty and grace are the three guiding principles of Dior And I, a fabulous documentary that showcases the passion and drive that creative director Raf Simons, and his talented staff within the Christian Dior atelier have for creating a collection that will be judged as completely different and original.
Chronicling the steps of the newly appointed House Of Dior creative director Raf Simons, an established minimalist designer, who is now at the helm of the one of the greatest couture names in the world. Given only eight weeks to complete his first collection for Autumn/Winter 2012, Simons and his dedicated group of collaborators work against the clock, and the expectations placed upon them by the industry to craft a collection of sublime beauty.
The Power Of Creativity
The foundation for Dior And I is the idea of creativity, and those who pursue it. All through the film you feel Simmons wrestling with the history of the House Of Dior, and his responsibility to it, while also finding himself followed by the ghost of Christian Dior himself, whose spirit still shapes those who work under him. His drive for a collection that is unique and different is inspiring, and his commitment to excellence is infectious. It’s so rewarding to watch someone with such passion for their craft, and their commitment as they strive to create something truly original.
A Beautiful Film To Watch
Set against the high paced, and frenzied world of high fashion, it’s only natural that director Frédéric Tcheng would craft a film that is beautiful to watch. Every frame is a clean, polished and bright look at the incredible world of Christian Dior. Even with the growing pressure that circles round Simons and his atelier staff, there is never the feeling that this film might be cluttered, and as the collection is realized an entire spectrum of color and light is envisioned on audiences, with the films penultimate runway show being a moment of absolute heart stopping bliss.
Dior And I is a beautifully moving documentary that honor’s the House Of Dior, and those who continue to shape it. Its a must watch for anyone who possesses the drive to create, and is looking for the inspiration to do so.