Valentino: The Last Emperor (2009) With his tanned face as amber as a cough drop and his posse of pampered pugs trailing him, the legendary Italian couturier Valentino Garavani, now… 2009-03-18 Unrated PT96M Documentary Giorgio Armani Gwyneth Paltrow Truly Indie
Movie Review

Valentino: The Last Emperor (2009)

MPAA Rating: Unrated
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Valentino Garavani is the focus of the new doc Valentino: The Last Emperor
EW's GRADE
A-

Details Limited Release: Mar 18, 2009; Rated: Unrated; Length: 96 Minutes; Genre: Documentary; Distributor: Truly Indie

With his tanned face as amber as a cough drop and his posse of pampered pugs trailing him, the legendary Italian couturier 
Valentino Garavani, now 76, presides with an old-school imperiousness that leaves the Project Runway kids in the dust. Matt 
Tyrnauer's sharp-eyed documentary Valentino: The Last Emperor follows the luxury-loving pooh-bah and his indispensable, since-forever lover and business partner, Giancarlo Giammetti, through a season of magical dresses and minor diva snits, leading up to the 2007 celebration of the 
designer's 45th anniversary in the business of bellissima. Film music by Nino Rota 
provides a Fellini overlay. A–

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Originally posted Mar 25, 2009 Published in issue #1041 Apr 03, 2009 Order article reprints