Saturday, May 9, 2009

Movie Review: Valentino: The Last Emperor

I am not into fashion (I am writing this wearing shorts, flip flops and a T-shirt my trick left last night), but this film is a piece of recorded history, at least in the culture of fashion. But more, it is a love story between two men that have been at each others side for more than 45 years. Valentino is an odd, but talented designer that has plenty of ego and funny moments in the film. Footage of Jackie Kennedy and other celebrities as well as old fashion shows that are very colorful. The transformation of the fashion industry seems to mirror the world of business as a whole, and the rise and fall of Valentino & his vision are tragic and glorious at the same time. Go see it, you won't regret it.

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