Valentino: The Last Emperor
Last night, I saw the newly released film Valentino: The Last Emperor by American Director Matt Tyrnauer.
The Last Emperor is a retrospective of Valentino's career, featuring the evolution of his fashion house and his relationship with long time partner Giancarlo Giametti.
This is a "must-see" for anyone who loves all things beautiful. Valentino's haute couture is the centerpiece of the film. But, as the story unfolds, moviegoers are treated to the inner workings of his atelier in Rome and his office at Place Vendôme in Paris, as well as preparations for his runway show at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts, the Légion d'Honneur presentation ceremony at the Palais Royale and the 45th Anniversary Celebration at the Colloseum. Other sites include Valentino's villa in Italy, his chateau in France, his yacht in Venice and numerous landmarks throughout Rome and Paris.
Valentino: The Last Emperor is a touching portrayal of Valentino's quest for beauty.