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  • bike friendly
  • bug spray available
  • community event
  • food vendors on-site
  • live music
  • picnics allowed

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

  • Free bike valet courtesy of Bike Newport (tune-ups for a small charge)
  • Tallulah on Thames taco cart, Le Petit Gourmet, Tricycle Ice Cream & Boru Noodle Bar will be on-site selling food
  • Picnics welcome
  • Cash bar on site
  • Parking will be first come, first served at Rough Point and any overflow may park at Marble House lot on Bellevue Avenue


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

Click here for a pinterest board for inspiration!

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
Director: Frédéric Tcheng
Producer: Guillaume de Roquemaurel
Dior And I
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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.”

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