- 1 DVD (ca. 52 min.) : col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
- Additional Authors
- Dior, Christian.Dufresne, Jean-Luc.Ellena, Eric.Lanfranchi, Philippe.Luling, Suzanne.Renaud, Jean-Thomas.
- Corporate Author
- AVRO (Firm)France 5.French Connection Films.
- "Christian Dior texts taken from Je suis couturier (1951 reprinted 2005) and Christian Dior et moi (1956 reprinted 2005). Suzanne Luling texts taken from her unpublished diary."--End credits."This film was made on the 100th anniversary of Christian Dior's birth"--End credits.Credits: Directed by Philippe Lanfranchi ; from an idea by Jean-Luc Dufresne ; written by Eric Ellena and Philippe Lanfranchi ; editor, Clara Ott ; photography, Jean-Thomas Renaud.English voices: Peter Hudson, Lisa Jacobs, Paul Bandey, Geoffrey Baleman.In English and French with voice-over and subtitle translations.Summary: "It's 1947. France is in the midst of reconstruction after the war. Although fabrics are being rationed, a young designer wins the world over to his daring vision of feminine elegance. He once again establishes Paris as the capitol of fashion. His name, Christian Dior, is destined to reach the realm of myth. This man, however, who so completely changed and glamorized haute couture from 1947 to 1957, contradicts the extroverted, flamboyant image the public has of fashion designers. Christian Dior, never comfortable with his celebrity, was a reserved, conservative man who hadn't even considered working in the fashion industry. The events that led up to his role as 'director of dreams for high society' astonished him more than anyone. He was a down-to-earth, humble man who treated the 900 employees of his large company as family. They were the ones he worked with to make the creations he so enjoyed drawing a reality. What are the roots of Dior's impeccable taste? What inspired his dynamic creativity and amazing success? His childhood in Normandy, the everlasting image of his mother's elegance, as well as his love of flowers, art, and architecture, help unravel the mystery of the man behind the myth."--Http://frenchcx.com/en_films/dior-en.php.