Dries Van Noten

DRIES DOCUMENTARY: Dogwoof Pictures, a London-based film distribution company has obtained the rights to “Dries,” a film that focuses on the life of Belgian designer Dries Van Noten, according to WWD’s sister news site Variety.

The film highlights the designer’s career, which spans 25 years, and will feature Van Noten’s home and atelier. It will show footage of the designer as he creates four ranges over a year. The movie will also include interviews with Van Noten and fashion industry names including Iris Apfel, Pamela Golbin and Suzy Menkes.

The film distributor plans to sell the documentary, which has been written, directed and produced by Reiner Holzemer at the American Film Market. In addition, the company will be responsible for the film’s rights with the exception of Germany, Austria and Switzerland. German video production company Prokino, will release the film next year.

“It took me a very long time to convince Dries to share his passions, his creative and intimate world in front of a camera,” Holzemer said. “I followed him for a whole year, and I think I came as close to him and his world as it is possible. I hope the result is a very personal insight into his life and career.”

Van Noten has recently been hosting events at his stores to launch his book “The Book of Dries Van Noten.”

Last month, he commissioned British artist Gill Button to create a series of hand-painted plates. The London-based artist created 35 designs for VIP clients to take home as gifts, and looked to Marchesa Casati, the Italian heiress and early 20th-century patron of the arts, for inspiration. Casati was also the muse behind his fall collection.

Button also created ink paintings and invitations for the designer, who discovered her art on Instagram.


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