Shown around the world to wide acclaim, VALENTINO THE LAST EMPEROR is a feature film that has captured the hearts and imaginations of audiences. It is a behind-the-scenes look at the world of fashion, featuring unprecedented access to the high temples of Haute Couture. The legendary Valentino is the star of the film, along with his longtime business partner, Giancarlo Giammetti. VALENTINO THE LAST EMPEROR follows them for the final two years of their careers, and shows the struggles the two men face as they confront the final act of a nearly 50-year career at the top of the world's most glamorous and competitive game. The struggle of art against commerce is at the center of the film. In the end, however, the story proves to be not one about money or expensive clothes, but about love.
VALENTINO THE LAST EMPEROR is a feature-length film on the legendary 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 world of one of Italy's richest and most famous men. The film documents the colorful and dramatic closing act of Valentino‚Äôs celebrated career, tells the story of his extraordinary life and work, and also explores the larger themes affecting the fashion business today. But at the heart of the film is the unique relationship between Valentino and his business partner and companion of 50 years, Giancarlo Giammetti.
Since its release on March 18, 2009, "Valentino The Last Emperor" has been playing in almost 200 theaters. It is still playing in selected cities nationwide and in Canada. The "Valentino" Team is also pleased to announce our upcoming release in AUSTRALIA on September 17.
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VILLAGE EAST CINEMA - Now Playing
Info and tickets at www.villageeastcinema.com
NEW ORLEANS, LA - Now Playing at The Prytania
Info and tickets at www.theprytania.com
CLEVELAND, OH - Now Playing at Cleveland Museum of Art
Info and tickets at www.clemusart.com
BERKELEY, CA - Now Playing at Pacific Film Archives
Info and tickets at www.bampfa.edu
SANTA MONICA, CA - Weekend Showings at 11AM at Monica 4
Info and tickets at www.laemmle.com
CLAREMONT, CA - Weekend Showings at 11AM at Claremont 5
Info and tickets at www.laemmle.com
PASADENA, CA - Weekend Showings at 11AM at Playhouse 7
Info and tickets at www.laemmle.com
TORONTO, ON - Now Playing at AMC Interchange Concord
Info and tickets at www.fandango.com
MONTREAL, QC - Now Playing at Cinema Du Parc
Info and tickets at www.cinemaduparc.com
CALGARY, AB - Now Playing at The Uptown
Info and tickets at www.theuptown.com
EDMONTON, AB - Now Playing at The Princess Theatre
Info and tickets at www.rainbowcinemas.ca
NEWARK, DE - SEPTEMBER 10-17 at The Newark Film Festival
Info and tickets at www.newarkfilm.com
HELSINKI, FINLAND - SEPTEMBER 17-27 at The Helsinki International Love Festival
Info and tickets at www.hiff.fi
MIAMI, FL - Starting SEPTEMBER 24 at Miami Fashion Week Foundation
Info and tickets at www.miamifashionweek.com
OJAI, CA - Starting SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER at Ojai Film Society
Info and tickets at www.ojaifilmsociety.org
PHOENIX, AZ - OCTOBER 7 (One Screening Only) at The Phoenix Museum of Art
Info and tickets at www.phxart.org
NAPA, CA - Starting OCTOBER 14 at The Jarvis Conservatory
Info and tickets at www.jarvisconservatory.com
BERGEN, NORWAY - OCTOBER 20 at Bergen Film Festival
Info and tickets at www.biff.no
BALI, INDONESIA - OCTOBER 20-25 at The Balinale Film Festival
Info and tickets at www.balinale.com
MEXICO CITY, DF - OCTOBER 23-24 at Mexico City Fashion Week
Info and tickets at www.fashionweekmexico.com
SAVANNAH, GA - NOVEMBER 2 at The Savannah Film Festival
Info and tickets at www.scad.edu
ROCKLAND, ME - Starting NOVEMBER 15 at The Strand
Info and tickets at www.rocklandstrand.com
PALM BEACH, FL - Starting FEBRUARY 19 at Society of the Four Arts
Info and tickets at www.fourarts.org
The contest was organized to celebrate the theatrical release of "Valentino The Last Emperor", the hit documentary feature about Italian fashion designer and pug owner Valentino. The winners were selected by Mr. Valentino himself from among the 475 pugs who entered the contest between March 18 and April 17, 2009. Thank you to all who entered.
Ito‚ dressed as one of the most fashionable women on the planet, Vogue's Anna Wintour. His full name is Ito Montgomery Aldridge-Lungren. He will turn five on September 6th and has a little sister Evie Irene, a black pug who is three. He lives in the Bernal Heights of San Francisco with his parents John Aldridge and Eric Lungren. When proclaiming the winner, Valentino exclaimed, "You cannot talk fashion without talking Anna Wintour!"
Jolly, looking very glamorous in a toile de Jouy dress. Owned by Sarah Horton of Hampton, New Hampshire, Jolly tells us her designer was inspired by a dress in a Cortina shop window, and thought the color and silhouette would suit Jolly. Obviously, Valentino agreed.
Blue, Bono and Roxy who reside in Rohnert Park, CA with their parents, Philip and Susan Lauer. They wear parkas designed by Susan; perhaps Valentino will invite them all to Gstaad next winter?
The supporting stars of the new feature film Valentino The Last Emperor are the legendary designer Valentino's six pugs — Milton, Monty, Maude, Margot, Maggie, and Molly. If you think that your pug is as runway-ready as Valentino's dogs, enter them into Valentino The Last Emperor's Most Fashionable Pug contest!
MOST FASHIONABLE PUG CONTEST will be judged by Mr. Valentino himself.
Film Forum will be displaying the best photos in their theater lobby on the Most Fashionable Pug contest board, so be sure to drop by and check it out!
209 W Houston St. New York, NY 10014 www.filmforum.com
Prizes provided by House of Dog, the California-based high-fashion doggie concern, and by New York's Feron Productions.
A selection of the best entry photos will be posted daily on this page. Deadline: Thursday, April 16.
Winners will be notified by Friday, April 24.
Valentino The Last Emperor is playing nationwide.
For a list of cities, click here.
Contest Rules: No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. Subject to all laws. Open to U.S. residents 18 years of age or older at the time of entry. (Employees of Acolyte Films and their families are prohibited.) Contest begins at midnight EST on March 10th 2009 and ends at midnight EST on April 17th 2009. Limit: One (1) entry per person. Approximate Retail Value of Prizes: first prize, $700; second prize, $215-$245; third prize, $50-$70. Contest sponsor: Acolyte Films, 155 Avenue of the Americas, 5th floor, New York, NY 10013. By submitting a photo to the Most Fashionable Pug contest, you hereby represent and warrant that the dog featured in the submitted photo is owned by you. Photos of dogs not belonging to the submitter are forbidden and will be disqualified. By submitting a photo to the Most Fashionable Pug contest, you hereby grant Acolyte Films an irrevocable, perpetual and royalty-free right to use, reproduce, edit, display, transmit, modify, publish and otherwise make use of the submitted photo, along with your name and location and the name of your dog. By submitting a photo to the Most Fashionable Pug contest, you acknowledge and agree that Acolyte Films shall have no obligation to post, display or otherwise make publicly available any photo or information submitted by you. Photos or information submitted by you to the contest shall be the property of Acolyte Films, and Acolyte Films shall have no obligation to preserve, return or otherwise make available to you or others any photos or information so submitted. Winners may not request substitutions of prize winnings. All winners are solely responsible for any and all taxes and/or fees, and all such additional costs that may be incurred.
There is no color in fashion more iconic than Valentino Red.
Now, courtesy of Phase 4 Films and Decades Inc., you have a chance to own this stunning vintage Valentino gown from the early 1990s: Red Column Crepe Gown with Beaded Cross Straps, Chiffon Kick Pleat and accompanying shawl.
Enter to win an extraordinary piece of fashion history by sending an email to email@example.com with your name, address, phone number and email address by December 31, 2009.
See below for complete rules and regulations.
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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