Dior And I, film review: Raf Simons appears cool and measured ... until time begins to run out

(12A) Frédéric Tcheng, 90 mins
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Frédéric Tcheng's fascinating documentary looks at the attempts by the Belgian fashion designer Raf Simons to revitalise Christian Dior with his first haute-couture collection.

As a personality, he appears cool, measured and collegiate – very different from a John Galliano-like maverick. As he sees it, his challenge is to modernise the "gigantic" and "sublime" legacy of Dior. He is working with collaborators who've been at Dior for decades.

The film makes it clear that they are the backbone of the House of Dior. For all his seeming calm, Simons grows increasingly emotional as time runs out to complete the collection.