CHRISTIAN Dior's love of the cinema is reflected in a collection that appears like four scenes from different films. 'The first one goes back to Dior's native town of Granville, so it is about the sea, yachts and horse racing. It has a joyful spirit,' said Rachel Erler, the general manager. It is a casual resort look with nautical touches and there is an emphasis on blue. Key items are casual cotton jackets - checked or striped - that can be worn with cotton trousers and a tie featuring a nautical or marine motif. Casual shirts are striped, while long-sleeved round-neck cotton sweaters have small yacht motifs on the front. For the next scene, designer Patrick Lavoix imagines Humphrey Bogart in Paris and takes his cue from the actor's inimitable style. 'This involves more serious, elegant clothes,' Ms Erler said. 'When he talks about the elegance of Humphrey Bogart, it is just simple pieces.' Suits fall into this group and have silver buttons with the CD initial, instead of gold. Single and double-breasted styles are available. 'The silhouette now is a little loose and relaxed in some styles and the main thing is the dropped shoulder. We also have unlined, relaxed jackets in soft fabrics with the easier shoulder,' Ms Erler said. The third scene is inspired by the French countryside. 'Everything is bright and green,' Ms Erler said, relating the colour palette to country flowers. Complementing the greenery are yellow and orange, sometimes in stripe patterns. 'The polos are colourful but in a soft way,' Ms Erler said. These are combined with cotton shorts and trousers in basic colours. Rustic linen and gingham checks also feature. The final scene is set in Provence, with an abundance of rich fruit-like colours. Ms Erler said the best expression of the four themes was to be found in Lavoix's printed ties and patterned polo shirts. 'That is where he can be creative. Our ties are getting so much better now he has scenarios for them,' she said. Sometimes ties are matched with silk gilets in the same design. Polos reinforce the message of the themes, except in the Bogart scenario. 'What is distinctive in Bogart is the casual round-necked T-shirts, with a clapperboard design,' Ms Erler said. The polos have either white with black writing or vice versa.