Director: Matt Tyrnauer
“I know what women want... they want to be beautiful.” - Valentino Garavani
Valentino Garavani - known simply as Valentino - is one of haute couture's longest-standing icons, having dressed everyone from Jackie Kennedy to Audrey Hepburn and Princess Diana. With Valentino: The Last Emperor, first-time director and Vanity Fair journalist Matt Tyrnauer profiles the fashion legend.
Granted unprecedented access, Tyranauer captures the last days of the house of Valentino, where a company takeover threatens to find the Valentino brand splashed over cheap sunglasses and handbags. But Valentino promises to go out not with a whimper, but with a bang.
As the extravagance, opulence and magnificence winds down, we gain an insight into the relationship between the eccentric Valentino and his business and life partner of 45 years, Giancarlo Giammetti.