Dries Van Noten Is the Next Designer to Receive a Documentary

Renowned designer Dries Van Noten will receive his own documentary aptly titled 'Dries.'

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People love Dries. They do. You’ve got your regular fashionphiles like Kanye West and ASAP Rocky; you’ve got a few unexpected names like Usher and Wiz Khalifa, you’ve even got women like Rihanna, the Kardashians, and Beyoncé that are into the designer. People love Dries. And now, the brand is getting its own documentary. 

Titled Dries, the doc will add to an existing library that includes works like The Artist is Absent about Martin Margiela and Dior and I about Raf Simons. That's not counting the others already in the works about Alexander McQueen and Gianni Versace.

Details about Dries are scarce;Variety reports that it will highlight the designer’s 25-year career and feature both his home (which is where he has a pretty dope garden) and atelier. It’s said to show footage of him throughout the entire year, seeing him work on four collections and have talking head spots with everyone from Iris Apfel and Suzy Menkes to Van Noten himself.

The film will be distributed by Dogwoof Pictures, the same company that distributed Dior and I as well as other fashion films like Iris, The First Monday in May, Advanced Style, Bill Cunningham: New York, and more. Dries will not be released until 2017.

“’Dries’ is a fascinating account of a fiercely independent designer whose use of vibrant color and texture has set him out as a fashion giant and innovator,” a statement released to Variety explained. 

“It took me a very long time to convince Dries to share his passions, his creative and intimate world in front of a camera,” said Reiner Holzemer​, who wrote, directed, and produced the documentary. “I followed him for a whole year and I think I came as close to him and his world as it is possible. I hope the result is a very personal insight into his life and career.” 

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