• Valentino: The Last Emperor (2009)

Valentino: The Last Emperor

Release Date: March 18th, 2009

DVD Release Date: September 8th, 2009

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, Valentino , Giancarlo Giammetti, Natividad Abascal, Giorgio Armani

Director: Matt Tyrnauer

Genres: Documentary

Keywords: Relationships, Emotional, Transformation, 2000s, Fascinating, Rise, Love, France, London

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    A documentary with privileged access to the legendary designer in his studio, workshop, backstage, his homes, even aboard his yacht and private jet. show more

  • 88
    Wesley MorrisBoston Globe

    The decadence is obvious. But true to the Valentino prerogative, it's beautiful - sad, too: a dream life moving into the unknown. show more

  • 80
    The Hollywood Reporter

    Entertaining and even poignant. show more

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