The Last Emperor

The Last Emperor...such a fitting title. I loved Valentino before, and after viewing the recent film on him done by Matt Tymauer, I must say I love Valentino even more. His relationship with Giancarlo Giammetti stood out the most as it is one that is real and full of the ups and downs of a typical couple that has been married for 50 years. When I first learned that the film was being done my first reaction was hoping that it would be executed properly, kudos to Tymauer for a job well done. Valentino's passion for design came through and made me appreciate his work and the work involved in design even more. I will admit a few tears were shed while watching, and the sadness and joy that Valentino felt were conveyed and came through ever so strongly. 

I was privileged to see the film in New York amongst a very stylish audience at the Film Forum. We were graced with the presence of director Matt Tymauer and the one and only editor-at-large for Vogue Magazine, Mr. Andre Leon Talley. Tymauer and Talley spoke about Valentino, and opened up to questions from the audience. I was on cloud nine when I left the theater, and the icing on the cake was being able to meet and speak with the oh so fabulous Mr. Talley !


Watch the trailer: www.valentinomovie.com
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Maira Gall