~VALENTINO – THE LAST EMPEROR
From the HOME PAGE – JULY 2009
Posted by NANCY SMITH
VALENTINO – THE LAST EMPEROR
THURS JULY 9, 2009: FUCK THE ART WORLD – if you really wanna see some TRULY awesome ‘product’, and over-the-top, totally brilliant talent, with huge, not to mention – contrarian !! personalities, as well as – of course, beautiful clothes, huge love, huge money, (huge homes !!), huge success, huge hard work, and most definitely huge inspiration – from the film’s subjects to every frame of the film itself – and even … some awesome footage of some very tempermental, albeit talented hand-stitchers, (you mean – I’m not the only one !!) – you gotta check out ‘VALENTINO’ – ‘THE LAST EMPEROR’ – a vivid, lively, affectionate, and very revealing documentary on the legendary fashion designer.
. . . even though MATT TYRNAUER’S film, got the greatest of write-ups – when it first surfaced – I didn’t take notice – don’t make the same mistake !! – believe me – if you have half a brain and a love for all things, smart, funny and visual – in a word – entertaining – and real !! quirky !! this is your best bet – for the summer of 2009 !!
the trailer doesn’t do it justice – but here’s the link:
see: VALENTINO THE MOVIE !!
where, you can also check out if its playing near you, in NYC – its currently at the ANGELIKA ..
for a better idea of just how brilliantly, this screen portrait rolls, check out this brief scene !!
see: VALENTINO & GIAMETTI !!
. . . colorful personality & dynamite career aside – being able to watch VALENTINO in motion, creating the clothes, is absolutely fascinating – and heads up !! he only got better as time went on. someone, was it KARL LAGERFELD ? told him at his company’s 45th anniversary celebration, a focus of the film – that “this was just the beginning” – and, you know what – design-wise – they were right !! pure cinematic & fashion magic – ‘Docs’ rule !!