It seemed unlikely/impossible/remarkable that I stumbled upon Frédéric Tcheng’s documentary “Dior and I”, which gives a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons’ first haute couture collection as its new artistic director, the same weekend of this year’s haute couture fashion week in Paris. But, somehow, it did in fact happen – maybe it was simply meant to be.
I absolutely love documentaries and enjoy getting an in-depth look at a variety of topics that I would not necessarily learn about in my everyday life. I would not consider myself a “fashionista” or someone who always dresses to impress, but I really enjoyed this close-up look at the creation of couture fashion. The final collection and show were like pieces from a fairytale and I couldn’t help but grin for the whole last ten minutes of the film once the show finally came together.
Being a witness to Raf’s inspirations and brainstorming sessions for the eight weeks in which he had to create his collection, the ateliers’ workers’ late nights of work leading up to the final runway show, and Raf’s “freak-out” the day of the show were intimate, stolen moments that really touched me. I would highly recommend everyone see it! It’s on Netflix :)