There are endless interpretations of what Heaven is; it has occupied the many religions and theologies of our kind. To some it is a paradisiacal garden of luscious plants and flowing streams. To others, it is the end of all suffering. I’m not sure which Heaven I believe in, but Mitch Albom’s interpretation in his novel “The Five People You Meet in Heaven” fascinated me.
Haute couture isn’t really my cup of tea. I’m perfectly content slouching around in my baggy t-shirts and ripped skinny jeans, indifferent towards the competitive and seemingly conceited empire of fashion houses. So, when I was invited to a screening of Frédéric Tcheng’s new behind-the-scenes documentary ‘Dior and I’ at Portobello’s independent cinema, I was enticed more by the promise of a quaint cinematic experience rather than an exclusive look into the world of Christian Dior’s prestigious fashion house. And this little cosy corner of west London did not disappoint.