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  • Summary: Valentino: The Last Emperor, directed by Matt Tyrnauer, is a feature-length movie that takes the viewer inside the singular world of one of Italy’s most famous designers, Valentino Garavani. The film documents the colorful and dramatic closing act of Valentino’s celebrated career, capturing the end of an era in global fashion. But at the heart of the film is a love story: the unique relationship between Valentino and his business partner and companion of 50 years, Giancarlo Giammetti. (42 West) Expand
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  1. Film music by Nino Rota provides a Fellini overlay.
  2. 83
    You wouldn't necessarily want to be Valentino, but this sprightly film may make you nostalgic for a life you've never lived.
  3. Unexpectedly involving documentary.
  4. 75
    Light, engaging documentary.
  5. Reviewed by: Alissa Simon
    70
    What adds heart, and humor, is the interplay between the legendary couturier and Giancarlo Giammetti, his longtime partner in business and life.
  6. 67
    From Valentino Garavani's imperious carriage and diva fits to his coterie of tiny dogs, the subject of Tyrnauer's doc comes off like a fictional character, scripted by a writer with a weakness for cliché.
  7. Dedicated follower of fashion Matt Tyrnauer crafts the slick, superficial portrait that you might expect from a Vanity Fair special correspondent.

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