Haute Couture Fashion Week is the oldest and most elaborate week on the fashion calendar. With over 152 years of showstopping designs and marvel-at masterpieces, this week, the occasion is making a new kind of history with its first-ever digital format kick-starting today.
With virtual shows and fashion films set to be screened over the next three days, now is the perfect time to tune into some haute history that you can also watch from home — and go behind the scenes of the Christian Dior autumn-winter 1949 haute couture collection, courtesy of Dior’s YouTube channel.
Narrated by the couturier himself, the fascinating Haute Couture documentary indulges in Monsieur Dior’s captivating creations and offers the ultimate route of fashion escapism during Paris Couture Week.
With the founding of his House in 1947, defined by the New Look revolution, Dior transformed his dreams into irresistible creations and his visionary spirit enhanced the beauty of women around the world.
“Couturiers embody one of the last refuges of the marvelous. They are, in a way, masters of dreams,” he said in his autobiography. Through the wonder and fantasy of his collections, Monsieur Dior became the magician who shaped his muses’ happiness.
(Re)discover this exceptional story thanks to the delectable and engaging documentary Haute Couture, directed by Henri A. Lavorel in 1949, which notably reveals the secrets of 30 Avenue Montaigne and the creation of its icons, offering an extraordinary introduction to the founding couturier’s “kingdom of dreams” from the comfort of your sofa (or boudoir.) Watch Dior’s Haute Couture below.