Filmmaker Frédéric Tcheng follows up his work on excellent fashion films, including 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 its ultimate exhibition, the process is shown to be a true labor 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 colorful homage to the seamstresses of the atelier is nothing short of magical.
Post-film Q&A with director Frederic Tcheng
$5, suggested donation
5:00 – 7:30PM — Explore Rough Point’s current exhibit No Rules: The Personal Style of Doris Duke, & for this night only, additional Dior pieces owned by Doris Duke ($5 to view exhibit)
5:30PM — Enjoy live music by YellowRed of Nantucket
7:45PM (sunset) — Film begins, followed by Q&A with director Frederic Tcheng
$5 suggested donation for film
ENTER OUR “CHICEST PICNIC” CONTEST!
In the spirit of the iconically-chic Dior…
Show us your most fabulous al fresco dining display for a chance to win in one of three categories:
(Below are guidelines for inspiration, personal interpretations encouraged!)
Most Decadently Dior
$100 gift certificate to Stoneacre Pantry + bottle of red & white wine from Jonathan Ewards Winery
(total value: $150)
Most Classically Chic
boat bag, belt & two bracelets from Lemon & Line
(total value: $190)
Most Fabulously Floral
$50 gift certificate & “Beyond Chic” coffee table book from Chateau & Bungalow
(total value: $140)
Three fabulous judges:
Kiel & Sarah, Kiel James Patrick
Social media gurus, king & queen of New England lifestyle
Brenda Brock, Farmaesthetics
National natural skin care expert
Bettie Pardee, author of “Living Newport: Houses, People, Style”
Accomplished hostess, seasoned lecturer, and author of several books on entertaining and gracious living
Focus your energy on your decor & let any of our four delicious, on-site food vendors complete your spread.
If you’ve ever wanted an excuse to get dolled up for a newportFILM outdoors event, here’s your chance!
All you have to do is show up & set up to be entered. Judges TBD.
PARKING: we highly suggest biking & using our free bike valet! free parking is available at rough point on a first come, first served basis. once that lot is full, there will be parking available at marble house parking lot a few blocks away – we will provide a 12-passenger van to shuttle back & forth.
Rain Venue: Casino Theater, 9 Freebody Street, Newport
|Run time:||90 minutes|
|Producer:||Guillaume de Roquemaurel|
That Simons pulls off his show (not a spoiler for design followers) is an achievement. That this narrative is intense and entertaining to audiences — even those unfamiliar with the fashion world — is Tcheng's considerable accomplishment.”
Dior And I” succeeds in bringing this exclusive world down to earth, knitting the viewer with its needles and threads and making a highly relatable story, no matter where you come from or how you feel about fashion.”