Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Go See This Movie!!!

dior_and_i Spring is here and it’s the perfect time to take a stroll and end up at your favorite movie theater, watch an afternoon film and let your imagination carry you away for the rest of the day.

 

Dior and I is a very charming and realistic look inside the realities of running a legendary house such as Christian Dior.

The star of this documentary is Raf Simons who has recently taken on the role as creative director of the house.

 

To see a designer so vulnerable and to follow him in this extremely daunting role feels like a rare glimpse into a level of fashion and design, often not seen. His candidness is refreshing. In a car ride Simons relays, is he a minimalist? No. Did he work for a minimalist brand? Yes. It’s the hurtle he feels he’s up against being defined by one thing (referring to his past role as creative director of Jil Sander), when he is of course capable of much more than what has defined him thus far. By being so straight forward, Simons instantly becomes relatable.

 

The film reminds you how human these great designers are by relaying Simons daily activities, thoughts and insecurities against those of the houses founder Christian Dior. Excerpts from Dior’s personal journals are narrated throughout the film while Simons wanders through the same emotional triumphs and turmoils Dior himself had to face.

 

It’s a wonderful film that serves to give a personalization, names and faces, to a house that is so legendary in its own right.

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  1. WOWS

    April 15, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    Sure!!!!!

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    • Wonderland Boudoir

      April 15, 2015 at 9:26 pm

      Wow! this sounds incredible! I’ll have to see if this is on VOD or in independent theaters.

      Thanks for the recommendation!

  2. Accidental Icon

    April 15, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Sounds intriguing. Thanks for the recommendation, I have been waiting for it.
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  3. aga's suitcase

    April 15, 2015 at 2:10 pm

    This documentary is absolutely must-see
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    Aga

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  4. Matea

    April 15, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    I can’t wait to see it, I feel in love with it from the trailer and it really feels honest and different from all other fashion films.

  5. Lou et Swann

    April 15, 2015 at 5:58 pm

    L’affiche est très belle et montre tout le travail derrière la beautĂ© !

    Christine

  6. Albert

    April 15, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    I can’t wait to see this movie! <3

    Best, Albert | Palming Pebbles

  7. Liz

    April 15, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    I heard it was amazing ! can’t wait to see it

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  8. Energie

    April 16, 2015 at 6:51 am

    I actually think the star of the film is one of the Premieres, Flo, and the rest of the crew in the Atelier. The Rafs of this world will come and go, but one hopes that those men and women who have been working for the House for 30/40 years and whose hands sow every stitch of every garment are what will carry on and will continue the tradition of haute couture. The film was very illuminating for me from that perspective.

  9. Lis

    April 16, 2015 at 7:23 am

    Films that give the human side of life are great eye openers. Designing sounds “romantic”, but its full of blood, sweat and tears too. YOU will sacrifice yourself in many ways. Tradition vs. inovavtion are always going to butt heads too. Your ass is ALWAYS on the line. The cherry on the top….surpassing earnings. Are you an artisit or do you have to meet quotas?? Thanks for the heads up on this movie! Drama and fashion… =)

  10. Hinaka

    April 16, 2015 at 7:51 am

    I saw it in Tokyo. Incredible movie. Great and beautiful work.

  11. proletarian Great Gatsby

    April 16, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Thank you; i will see it at soon as possible.I’ve just seen the film about Bill Cunningham you recomended long time ago. Phantastic!

  12. CBC

    April 17, 2015 at 6:46 am

    went last Saturday……wonderful….touching ….everyone was important….Raf Bravo!!!!

  13. Ladybird

    April 28, 2015 at 1:26 am

    Loved this film so much I have seen it twice!

    Absolutely fascinating. Raf could not be a bigger contrast to his predecessor at Dior.

  14. Clara

    May 16, 2015 at 10:47 am

    Best documentary/movie I have seen in a while. It was creative, emotional, inspiring….everything a great fashion movie should be. It’s a pity it only had one showing in Chicago.

  15. Current fashion trends

    May 10, 2016 at 2:00 am

    Absolutely fascinating.
    can’t wait to see it

  16. Current fashion trends

    May 10, 2016 at 2:03 am

    so nice of this

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