In this 2014 fashion documentary, designer Raf Simons has only eight weeks to create his first haute couture collection for Christian Dior. The premise is nearly identical to that of Ballet 422, another recent release, in which a young choreographer has only two months to create a piece for the New York City Ballet, though the ultimate model for both movies is the reality-TV game show (Project Runway, Top Chef, etc). A few gauzy montages of black-and-white archival footage glorify the fashion house's founder and namesake, providing a welcome interruption to all the self-serving confessionals and stage-managed conflicts. Frédéric Tcheng (Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel) directed.
Director: Frederic Tcheng
Producer: Guillaume de Roquemaurel, Chiara Girardi and Juliette Lambours
Cast: Sidney Toledano, Raf Simons, Marion Cotillard, Anna Wintour, Jennifer Lawrence and Sharon Stone