Frédéric Tcheng’s solo directorial debut brings the viewer inside the storied world of the Christian Dior fashion house.
Filmmaker Frédéric Tcheng follows up his work on excellent fashion films such as Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel and Valentino: The Last Emperor with another masterful exploration of a towering fashion institution. In Dior and I, one enters the storied world that is the House of Christian Dior with a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of Raf Simons’ highly anticipated first Haute Couture collection as the iconic brand’s new Artistic Director. From conception through to its ultimate exhibition, the process is shown to be a true labour of love by the stoic Simons and a dedicated, charming, and often humorous team of collaborators. Beautifully melding the everyday, pressure-filled components of fashion with an elegant reverence for the history of Dior, Tcheng’s colourful homage to the seamstresses of the atelier is nothing short of magical.
Frédéric Tcheng is a French-born filmmaker. Originally trained in civil engineering, he moved to New York City in 2002 to obtain a Masters of Fine Arts from Columbia University’s film school. He co-produced and co-edited Valentino: The Last Emperor, the 2009 hit shortlisted for the Best Documentary Oscar. He is the co-director of Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel, a Samuel Goldwyn release. Dior and I, his award-winning directorial debut, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2014. Frederic also signed the cinematography of Sarah Riggs' cine-poem Six Lives and Erika Frankel's King George. He is currently developing several narrative features.