Valentino: the last emperor

Is a fabulous documentary about Italian fashion designer Valentino Garavani and his long time partner, Giancarlo Giammetti. The movie is quite touching and highlights a classic designers unwillingness to back down from his artistic principles in the face of pressure from corporate investors who see things only in terms of dollar signs. He certainly lived an extravagant and excessive life and justified it by saying that for the good of his brand he needed to perpetuate the fantasy that consumers of his designs could have a piece of it. Nevertheless a strong film.