Produced and directed by Matt Tyrnauer, VALENTINO THE LAST EMPEROR is an intimate fly-on-the-wall exploration of the singular world of one of Italy's most famous men and provides a first-time glimpse into Valentino's world of bygone glamour. Filmed over the course of two years, the crew shot over 250 hours of footage with exclusive, unprecedented access to Valentino and his longtime partner, Giancarlo Giammetti. The resulting non-fiction film is a portrait of an extraordinary partnership - the longest running in fashion - and is a story about a master confronting the final act of his celebrated career.
Since its release on March 18, 2009, "Valentino The Last Emperor" has been playing in more than 200 theaters in the U.S. It has been released in Canada, Australia and Italy, and it will be showing in many other countries soon.
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NEW YORK CITY
"Valentino The Last Emperor" screens @ FIT!
followed by a Q&A; with director Matt Tyrnauer
April 17, 6:00 PM
Tickets: email email@example.com or call (212) 666-4000
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THE PERFECT LIFE (30 Minutes) takes the viewer inside Valentino’s homes around the world, revealing the unique lifestyle he’s created for himself and the amount of work it takes to maintain it. We follow Michael Kelly, Valentino’s Irish majordomo, as he prepares a lavish party at Chateau Wideville, Valentino’s estate outside of Paris. In the style of Robert Altman’s Gosford Park, we go back and forth between upstairs, where Valentino entertains his guests, and downstairs, where Michael Kelly directs the army of waiters, chefs and maids. In a second chapter, we fly on the private aircraft with Valentino and his entourage to Gstaad for a vacation at the glamorous ski resort. Lastly, we discover Valentino’s residence on Fifth Avenue, as Valentino visits New York for the Costume Institute Benefit Gala.
In THE LAST COLLECTION (8 Minutes), we see Valentino’s farewell haute couture show. The show took place in January 2008 in Paris, five month after Valentino announced his retirement. Memorable for its all-red finale, the show was a last homage to Valentino’s creative genius, attended by the likes of Uma Thurman, Claudia Schiffer and Muccia Prada.
A RED DRESS (8 Minutes) takes us inside Valentino’s Rome haute couture workshop where the seamstresses work on the red dress that is featured in the movie. Antonietta De Angelis reveals some of her secrets about dressmaking and working for Valentino.
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