Valentino: The Last Emperor

Valentino: The Last Emperor

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Director: Matt Tyrnauer

Cast: Matt Tyrnauer, Valentino Garavani, Giancarlo Giammetti

     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/08/2009
UPC:
0625828493003
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
PG
Source:
Peace Arch Trinity
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
1:36:00
Sales rank:
36,218

Special Features

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

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- VALENTINO: LAST EMPEROR / (WS SUB AC3)
1. "I Love Beauty, It's Not My Fault" [12:19]
2. "Where It All Began" [7:42]
3. "But Girls, Some Sequins Can't Hurt" [11:14]
4. "This Sand Idea Is Ridiculous" [11:09]
5. The Legion of Honor [9:06]
6. "The Biggest Event in the History of Fashion" [8:48]
7. Skiing in Gstaad [7:52]
8. "To Do These Embroideries Today, You Have to Sell Italian Bank" [6:30]
9. "I Don't Want to be Filmed" [5:22]
10. The 45th Anniversary Party [5:00]
11. "Compared to Us, the Rest Are Making Rags" [7:05]
12. End Credits [3:45]

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Valentino: The Last Emperor 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Brilliant men...
Melancholia More than 1 year ago
I couldn't wait for this movie to appear; so I finally saw it in a pretty little boutique theatre. Then I bought this DVD and have seen it more than a dozen times already. I love fashion and collect fashion books. I also love fashion videos. This one is the best. I loved seeing how the clothes are made and the inside workings of the company by Mr Giammetti (who I have a big crush on). I bought the book too and will read it leasurely because it is such a beautiful treat. Mr. Valentino Garavani is a lovely, demanding, genius. I honor his talent.
SIouxbeeMK More than 1 year ago
Valentino: The Last Emporer was an homage to an earlier era when fashion was elegant and beautiful...not simply excessive. It was also a cautionary tale. When greed and extravagance supplanted art, the era of elegance was over.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you love fashion and want to experience not only a behind the scenes look into what goes into a runway show but to learn about one of fashion's true icons, run to buy this documentary. It was truly moving at some points, funny at others and so informative. And personally, being of Italian descent, I found the, shall I say "passion" of so many of the characters heartwarming. To watch the most beautiful dresses made completely by hand, not a sewing machine in the atelier, was incredible! Bravo! There will never be another Valentino!
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