To Dior For

To Dior For

Frédéric Tcheng’s new film throws open the doors to the House of Dior

Few are privy to the machinations of a global fashion label but Frédéric Tcheng new fly on the wall documentary allows us a glimpse behind the curtain of one of the largest luxury fashion brands in the world: Dior.

Following on from Tcheng’s hugely successful 2011 biopic Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel, the film documents the arrival of Belgian designer Raf Simons, freshly appointed as Creative Director at the helm of Dior in 2012. Shot over eight weeks, we witness the changing dynamics of a fashion house steeped in history, the pressure of the newly appointed Creative Director and the sheer hard graft of the atelier who work all hours to bring Simons’ awe-inspiring vision to life at neck-breaking speed.

Refreshingly, it’s a far-cry from the celebrity-focused side of fashion and more a critique on the inner workings of a label that has a lot to live up to. Frank, insightful and at times, very moving, this is one not to miss.

  • Photography: Courtesy of Dior & I, The Movie

  • Words: Catriona Taylor