Object Of Desire
A Trip to See “Valentino The Last Emperor”, at the Film Forum, $11.00 (per person), filmforum.org
Because this feature-length documentary film provides a powerfully honest, poignantly raw, brutally frank, and surprisingly comical never-before-seen look into the most elite, inner circle of iconic fashion designer, Valentino Garavani and his long time partner, Giancarlo Giammetti.
Because this isn’t your average make-believe, sugar-coated, “The Devil Wears Prada-esque” version of the stereotypical ups and downs of the fashion industry. Taking us on a truly honest, unscripted, uncensored journey into the deepest corners of the fashion world this documenting captures the complex, conflicting, and multidimensional life of this legendary designer.
Because “Valentino The Last Emperor” transforms and redefines our idea/image of fashion. The iconic fashion figure and name, Valentino is commonly seen as a design label and a global fashion empire; but this film challenges us to see Valentino not as a thing/idea but rather as a person with a human pulse and a beating heart. And, ultimately this is a film about the truest and deepest forms of love – the love of all things fashion, the love of beauty and the love of people. The Film Forum is located at 209 W Houston St, New York, NY 10014