Raf Simons' First Day at Dior to be Premiered in Documentary

Posted Friday April 11, 2014 2:15 PM GMT

It’s always a bit nerve-wracking to start a new job, and Raf Simons had to begin his tenure as creative director at Dior with cameras rolling.

The 46-year-old Belgian designer’s kick-off at the famed French label is the subject of an 89-minute documentary called “Dior and I,” slated to premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 17th.

Of the project, Raf confessed to WWD that he wasn’t exactly thrilled with the added pressure of being constantly observed.

“Indeed, I was not too keen on it actually, if you want to know the truth. You know, it’s scary and it would be a lot for people who are not actors because it has nothing to do with acting.”

He continued, “When I saw it, it was very comforting, but also very emotional in a way because you see yourself with all the emotions that come into play in such a moment…including the fear, which was very weird to see coming out of yourself. There was an enormous intimacy in the movie, which I think is also present in Dior, in the company. In the building, there was a strong kind of family feel.”

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