Director: Matt Tyrnauer (USA – 2008)
Matt Tyrnauer’s documentary follows fashion designer, Valentino Garavani and his team for two years, focusing on the preparations for his couture show in Paris, and the lead-up and execution of his 45th anniversary celebration in Rome. Charmingly buoyant and devastatingly rude, Valentino is utterly compelling to watch, but at the heart of the film is the unique relationship between Valentino and his business partner and companion of 50 years, Giancarlo Giammetti. Frothily entertaining and unexpectedly poignant.
Time Out (London) – Issue 2089 – 15th September 2010 -68