Haute Couture


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Fri, May 13 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sun, May 15 4:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Mon, May 16 7:00 PM
Mary D. Fisher Theatre Wed, May 18 7:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2021
Run Time:100 minutes
Production Country:France
Original Language:French
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Sylvie Ohayon
Cast:Nathalie Baye
Lyna Khoudri's primary photo Lyna Khoudri


“Haute Couture” is a charming drama that takes viewers inside the House of Dior for a fascinating look at the world of high fashion, told through the stories of two women: Esther (legendary French icon Nathalie Baye) and Jade (rising star Lyna Khoudri).

Esther is at the end of her career as Head Seamstress at Dior Avenue Montaigne workshop. One day, she gets her handbag stolen in the metro by a 20 years old girl, Jade. Instead of calling the police she decides to take care of Jade. She sees in her the opportunity to pass on her skills, the craft of dressmaking, her only wealth. In the frenetic world of Haute Couture, Esther will give Jade la beauté du geste, a way to reach beyond herself.

With its fascinatingly meticulous attention to stunningly detailed couture creation, writer-director Sylvie Ohayon’s film captivates the audience. The film also weaves into its fabric the ways that the Parisian old guard of high fashion is steadily giving way to new talent, reflecting the increasingly diverse demographics of gifted young creatives.