Valentino: The Last Emperor

Release Date:
Thursday, 17 September 2009
Starring
Giorgio Armani, Karl Lagerfeld, Donatella Versace
Directed by
Matt Tyrnauer
Country:
USA

Valentino: the last emperor is a feature-length film on the legendary fashion designer Valentino Garavani, in the wake of his exit in 2008 from the company he founded in Rome more than 45 years ago. Produced and directed by Matt Tyrnauer, special correspondent for Vanity Fair magazine, the film is an intimate, engaging and very funny fly-on-the-wall exploration of the singular worlds of one of Italy's richest and most famous men. The film documents the colourful and dramatic closing act of Valentino's celebrated career, tells the story of his extraordinary life and explores the larger themes affecting the fashion business today. In production from June 2005 to July 2007, the filmmakers shot over 250 hours of footage with exclusive, unprecedented access to Valentino and his entourage.