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If you’re obsessed with fashion history, you’ll want to watch the new Christian Dior biopic

It's no secret that the lives of some of the fashion industry's biggest heavyweights have always interested us. Over the years, we've seen their worlds blown up on the big screen, with the likes of Yves Saint Laurent and more dramatised iterations like American Crime Story: The Assassination of Gianni Versace leaving us completely infatuated with the creative minds behind the magic of some of the biggest fashion Houses. Now, a new icon is joining the roster, with a Christian Dior biopic soon to begin production.

The film, which is yet to have a title, will be produced by Elsa Zylberstein, the French César-winning actor and producer whose popular movie Simone: Woman of the Century recently opened in the U.S. Truthfully, the details on the upcoming Christian Dior biopic are still scarce, but what we do know is that the film will open in Paris in 1947, following on from the end of World War II. Spanning the monumental decade in Dior's life that was to follow, the biopic will document how he forged an empire alongside Raymonde Zehnacker, and fell madly in love with Jacques Benita.

“Christian Dior was a fiercely private man so people know very little about him and he was not a flamboyant character like other fashion designers or popular cultural icons, but he was no less fascinating," Zylberstein told Variety, whose mother worked for Christian Dior Perfume for many years, starting in the 1970’s.

“It’s a world that I’m very familiar with because I grew up in it through my mother,” continued Zylberstein. “Christian Dior was like ‘mister normal’ and he wasn’t a Parisian, he came from Normandy.’ He was always discreet but he was also extremely resilient. That’s why his legacy is still alive today.”

Aside from his work and rise to fame, the biopic will also highlight the community of creative minds that surrounded Dior, painting a wholistic picture of the designer's enduring success to this day.

Stay tuned for more details on the upcoming Christian Dior biopic to come.

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