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Valentino: The Last Emperor [DVD] [2008]


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    Special Features

    • The Perfect Life: Around the world with Valentino
    • The Last COllection
    • A Red Dress


    Valentino: The Last Emperor
    One of the world's most celebrated fashion designers, Valentino Garavani developed an interest in design as a teenager and entered the world of haute couture in the early '50s, working under Jacques Fath, Balenciaga and Jean Desses. In 1959, Valentino opened his own house of fashion in Rome, and he soon became one of the leading lights in European design, known for his trademark shade of red and his clean, stylish lines. With Giancarlo Giammetti, who has been Valentino's business partner and significant other since 1960, the designer built an empire that remained one of the most prestigious in the fashion world until Valentino announced his retirement in the fall of 2007. Filmmaker and journalist Matt Tyrnauer, who has written about Valentino for Vanity Fair, examines the public and private lives of the fashion icon in his documentary Valentino: The Last Emperor. Granted unprecedented access to Valentino's home and office, the film offers an unusual look at his relationship with Giammetti, how his creations are made, his lavish lifestyle, and how changes in the world of haute couture have impacted him. Featuring an original score by Nino Rota, Valentino: The Last Emperor received its North American premiere at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

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    • Valentino Garavani
      Valentino Garavani

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Designer's Point of View


      I loved this movie! I have been dying to see since it came out in theaters last year. It touches on how Valentino became such a huge success and where his company is headed once he steps down and allows someone else to take total control of his business. It sizzles with couture glamour as the film takes you on a ride through Valentino's ups and downs. The best part to me is when you see one of his sketches become reality as seamstresses in the atelier work quickly to bring it to life and then send it down the runway.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Too tanned but magnificent!!


      An excellent film that deals with the last of the great coutouriers, Valentino Garravani and his life with Giancarlo Giammetti. How they met, the meteoric rise and the eventual retirement of Valentino, concluding with what must be the party of all time in Rome. Done with great taste and style as only the two of them could do it.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Valentino is amazing with a Capital V!

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      Valentino brings the audience into the life of fashion and haute couture in Italy and France.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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