Saturday, October 3, 2009

Valentino: The Last Emperor (2008)

Director: Matt Tyrnauer. Cast: Valentino Garavani, Giancarlo Giammetti, Giorgio Armani, Gwyneth Paltrow, Claudia Schiffer, Donatella Versace. 96 min. Rated PG-13. Documentary.

Believe me, I have no clue about the fashion world, and the fact that the fashion guru Valentino had retired two years ago was news to me. Call me a socialist, but I find some aspects of the capitalist life (brushing your dogs' teeth?!) disgusting. Watching the life and times of this most famous of all fashion designers wasn't boring, but for a more honest behind-the-scenes look at the fashion world, I would recommend Robert Altman's "Pret-a-Porter" (1994) - even though that is not a documentary.

Mo says:


  1. Better learn more about the Fashion industry as it is tightly linked with Hollywood, and most of Oscars ceremony and etc. is for who wears what,
    and what is being advertised indirectly in the movies. ;)

  2. Actually, the Oscars are only about who wears what, and not about the movies!

  3. thanks for the link on the left margin for 60% off on Valentino sunglasses

    ;-) Ross

  4. Ross,

    I guess you missed last week, when a few words on Clint's movies sparked an ad from the "Eastwood Company"!

    (They're a body shop.)