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PG-13| 1 hr. 36 min.

Plot Summary
Famed Italian fashion designer Valentino Garavani opened his first fashion house in 1959. In 2007, Valentino announced his retirement plans and began preparing for his final show. This documentary follows Valentino during the last two years of his time as a designer, accompanied by Giancarlo Giammetti, his patient partner in both business and life. As Valentino gets ready to conclude his fashion career, he worries about the the intentions of the corporation buying his clothing line.

Cast: Donatella Versace

Director: Matt Tyrnauer

Genres: Documentary

Valentino: The Last Emperor (2008)

Release Date: March 18th, 2009|1 hr. 36 min.

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critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( 2 )
  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    At its heart, the film is about the intense connection between Valentino and his business partner of 50 years, Giancarlo Giammetti, the brains behind the branding. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Seldom has a film explored such exotica as Valentino's world -- the gowns, the galas, the villas, the private jets -- with such a sense of momentous drama behind the glitz. show more

  • 60
    Elizabeth Weitzman New York Daily News

    Lively and affectionate, Matt Tyrnauer's documentary is made for those who believe, as he does, that the work of fashion designer Valentino is worthy of the most respectful chronicle. show more

  • May 06, 2009 castillosj
    Report This User

    Fascinating characters, an insight into creativity and genius, a sad tale of how business changes on artists who then are asked by investors who come along after your success to do business rather than create art, a tough choice by Valentino. Victor, Victorious, Vabulous. Go see ******** worth your time if you love high fashion or not.

  • May 03, 2009 TXGinoNY
    Report This User

    Excellent film. Highly recommend!

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