I recently stumbled upon the French documentary Savoir-faire: les ateliers du luxe (2013) by Hopi Lebel who introduces us to the private workshops of luxury items made in France. Hermes scarves, Chanel handbags, Chaumet rings and J.M. Weston leather boots are featured in this fashion film – one that I found truly fascinating.
Indeed, aren’t we all curious to know what is happening behind the closed doors of these iconic houses? The rich heritage of Chaumet (founded in 1780) or Hermes (founded in 1837) is still alive today thanks to the passion and dedication of their talented craftsmen.
The same attention to detail seems to be embedded in the DNA of Dior. Over the last month, two short films crossed the path of my Facebook feed and satisfied – at least for a few minutes – my endless curiosity about the making of haute couture.
By Elisabeth Labelle
“The Making Of A Dior Couture Dress” by Refinery29
“Le Be Dior sous toutes les coutures” by Vogue Paris