July 10, 2009
the late review – Valentino, The Last Emperor
Thanks to FASHION Magazine, I had the opportunity to see a preview of Valentino, The Last Emperor including a terrific Q&A after the show with director Matt Tyrnauer. It is a documentary about Valentino’s partnership with Giancarlo Giammetti and the production of his famous 45 year retrospective. This film is well worth seeing. It is a very candid peek into one of the last couturiers who shot to vast wealth with licensing in the seventies and eighties – a tremendously opulent world that is facing extinction. Its also a very sensitive and sharp portrait of an intuitive and mercurial creator, the staff who support him, and above all the close relationship between Valentino and Giammetti that made it all possible.
There are two screenings tonight (July 10) in Toronto where Tyrnauer will also be taking questions. Check the theatres and showtimes here.