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Valentino: The Last Emperor [DVD]


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  • Directors: Tom Hurwitz
  • Producers: Joel Goodman, Matt Kapp
  • Format: PAL
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 12
  • Studio: Studiocanal
  • DVD Release Date: 6 Sep 2010
  • Run Time: 92 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003O2AHU4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 44,201 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By prisrob TOP 50 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 13 Oct 2009
Format: DVD
When asked by a reporter "What do women want?", Valentino Garavani, responded, "They want to be beautiful". In this film, we are transported to the land of beauty and wealth, all combined into a business.

Vanity Fair correspondent Matt Tyrnauer has directed a documentary that gave him access to the fashion world and Valentino for the last two years of his fashion business life. From 2006 to 2007, Valentino had a camera in his life much of the time. Tyrnauer captured much of the business. He followed Valentino from his first drawing of a beautiful gown to the sewing by hand of each little bead, to the tall, willowy model walking the gown, to the runway show. This was a fascinating look into the life of a fashion industry. We meet Giancarlo Giametti, the 50 year friendship and lover of Valentino. We were taken to the cafe in Rome where they met, although each of them had a differing version of the cafe.

Valentino is a demanding and controlling boss, and from the first design to the finished product we see first hand how decisions are made. The head seamtress is as demanding and controlling as her boss, and she cuts her underlings with sharp teeth as she berates their work. The show itself is designed by Giametti, and he seems to be a very talented man. Valentino seems to disagree with many of his decisions, but in the end Giametti is usually proved correct. What was particularly interesting to me was the corporate intrusion. Valentino sold out to a company in 1998, which was taken over in 2002 by Matteo Marzotto, a handsome man who gave good business sense but then sold out to an investment banking company some years later. We see Valentino and his 5 pugs traveling in a jet from city to city and from one beautiful residence to another and then to his yacht.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lola TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 23 Oct 2013
Format: DVD
I was recommended this film after I enjoyed The September Issue [DVD] [2009]. "Valentino - the Last Emperor" is an insight into personal life and career (although, they are so intertwined they are indistinguishable) of one of the great haute couture designers of the twentieth century. The documentary covers the last couple of years of Valentino's career, when the master himself was the director of his couture house, and the heartbreak the buy-out of the Valentino business by an investment bank brought to the close-knit family of Valentino and his assistants, PR people and seamstresses.

There was hundreds of hours of footage of the last great couturier, but the film is merely 90 minutes, and the camera work usually stops at the most emotional place (i.e. when Valentino, a demanding and controlling boss, throws one of his tantrums). Nonetheless, we are shown the creative process, the absolutely mind-blowing work of the seamstresses (everything, yes EVERYTHING is made by hand) and the magic of a piece of fabric evolving into one magnificent dress. The documentary finishes with lavish celebration of 45 years of Valentino in fashion.

I recommend to you the extras on the DVD - the making of red dress and the last collection (as always, Valentino creations are magnificent in their beauty). The latter, the emotions of close-knit family of Valentino house bidding farewell to the master of couture brought tears to my eyes.

Ultimately, this is an interesting engaging documentary for people who not only own designer coffee table books, but actually read them.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By PAM van Gorp on 5 Jan 2012
Format: DVD
Ok documentary about an utterly charmless man. Even though I have never been a fan of his work, I was still curious to see one of the last couturiers at work. As other reviewers mentioned even though the documentary does give you an insight onto a certain world, you never really get to know mister V. His world is, as he put it, all about beautiful women and beautiful dresses; style over substance for the most part. Stlll, I have to concede it's quite an achievement he managed to carve out a successful career, but over all I found this emperor to be quite shallow and empty...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Queen Sheba on 28 Dec 2010
Format: DVD
Anyone who loves the world of Fashion has to own this! It made me laugh it made me cry and reminded me of the old school glamour and mystery of fashion of my own childhood how I used to escape reality to devour all his beautiful work. I learnt so much from these great masters and still today Valentino lets me escape into that wonderful heightened world, oh so many classic moments, from watching the Atliers hand sew and construct the dresses by hand to Valentino's fabulous wit, his adorable and loyal partner, Giammetti the two together arguing over the cameras hilarious! Ah and the ending always makes me cry..when he greets all his old seamstresses from the 60s the raw emotion, the passion!..Lagerfled and Valentino walking through the large gallery space observing and reflecting on all the works of art created Lagerfeld pleading he will never forgive him if he retires urging him to continue to work like himself, this is another poignant moment 'After me the Flood'..it is true once Lagerfeld and Valentino finish that is the end of the old school golden age of fashion .. Valentino was and still is a superstar a legend!
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By Glam Girl on 15 Oct 2013
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
A true professional, consumed by fashion--but very very difficult to live with I imagine--give the BF a medal! The last of the Old School couturiers- beautiful designs
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