Designers in Atlanta: Guy Bedarida for John Hardy, Dior and more

If high fashion is your thing, you’ve got plenty to look forward to this week and next, including a few personal appearances from designers and the debut of the fashion documentary, “Dior and I.

Thursday, April 23

Guy Bedarida, John Hardy head designer and creative director at Bloomingdale’s Lenox Square

Join Bedarida for a trunk show and meet and greet at Bloomingdale’s. The trunk show takes place from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. with a meet and greet with designer from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Bedarida, creative lead since 1998, is traveling the John Hardy Workshop and Showroom in Ubud, Bali to personally bring one-of-a kind pieces in the brand’s couture collection, Cinta, to Atlanta.

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Bedarida takes his design cues from ancient jewelry making techniques and infuses them with modern design. His team of illustrators, designers and wax carvers, all work by hand to create the much-recognized John Hardy jewelry collections.

For more information, call Bloomingdale’s Lenox Square at 404-495-2840.

Friday, April 24

Dior and I” a film by Frédéric Tcheng

This highly anticipated film from Tcheng (who also directed documentaries on Valentino and Diana Vreeland) opens at the Regal Tara, 2345 Cheshire Bridge Road, on Friday. The film offers a look into the world of haute couture just as Raf Simons — a Belgian designer most associated with minimalist fashion — is taking the helm at the very not-minimalist fashion house of Christian Dior.

It is Simons’ first haute couture collection and he immediately acknowledges “couture is challenging.” The challenges include cramming eight months worth of preparation into eight weeks, overcoming budgetary constraints and tracking down one of his head employees who goes MIA.

If you have ever wondered exactly how much goes into creating haute couture, this film will help you understand. While Simons is in the lead, the film also shows the struggles of seamstresses who in some cases have worked for the fashion house for several decades. As models parade through walls of blooming flowers, we learn that in fashion, all is well that ends well.

Here’s a look at the official trailer:

Thursday, April 30

Mignonne Gavigan at Sandpiper

From 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. on April 30, meet designer Mignonne Gavigan, creator of an eponymous accessories collection which features her original scarf necklace, the Le Charlot. Prices range from $125 for headbands to $725 for a scarf necklace with embellishments such as glass beads, metal sequins and more. Gavigan will also be unveiling exclusive pieces. Sandpiper, Vinings Jubilee, 4300 Paces Ferry Rd, Suite 24,  Atlanta. 770-433-2989.

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