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As one of the most famous figures in the history of fashion, Christian Dior‘s life and work remains a topic which people around the world are still fascinated to know more about. And, thanks to the French fashion house, fans will now have the opportunity to step into his atelier and see firsthand how he worked alongside his team with the release of an archive documentary.

Directed by Henri A Lavorel, the film Haute-Couture sees Dior and his team prep for the house’s autumn/winter 1949 couture collection. The footage takes viewers behind the scenes at the iconic 30 Avenue Montaigne atelier, where the collection is coming to fruition.

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You will get the chance to see how the clothes were designed, draped on the mannequins and eventually, modelled on the catwalk, while watching the famous couturier at work, seeing how each of his decisions were made, as well as discovering where he found his inspiration.

The house has released this fascinating documentary to “lend some lightness during these trying times”, it says, allowing us to lose ourselves in the world of fashion from our own sofas.

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Photo: Courtesy of Dior

Step into Christian Dior’s fascinating world in the documentary below, and, if you want to learn even more about the history of the house, and the creative directors that followed the brand’s namesake, then head this way, where you can take a tour of the famous ‘Designer of Dreams’ exhibition, which broke records at the V&A last year.

This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR UK.

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