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Dior Film to Debut at Tribeca Festival

The documentary traces Raf Simons making his first couture collection for the French house.

THE FRESHMAN: A documentary tracking Raf Simons as he created his first couture collection for Dior is to get its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival. “Dior and I,” or “Dior et moi” in French, was written and directed by Frédéric Tcheng and offers a behind-the-scenes look at the genesis of a fashion collection, billed as a “true labor of love by a dedicated, charming and often humorous group of collaborators” and a “colorful homage to the seamstresses of the atelier.”

Tcheng was also codirector of the 2011 documentary “Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel” and coproducer of “Valentino: The Last Emperor,” which came out in 2008.

This story first appeared in the March 5, 2014 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

“Dior and I” is to be screened on the opening night of the World Documentary competition on April 17. The festival runs from April 16 to 27.

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