Matt Tyrnauer is a writer for Vanity Fair and now director of the film, “Valentino: The Last Emperor,” about the fashion icon and entrepreneur. It is a behind-the-scenes look at the world of fashion, featuring extraordinary access into the high temples of Haute Couture. The legendary Valentino is the star of the film, along with his longtime business partner, Giancarlo Giammetti. Valentino the Last Emperor follows them for the final two years of their careers and shows the struggles the two men face as they confront the final act of a nearly 50-year career at the top of the world’s most glamorous and competitive game. The struggle of art vs. commerce is at the center of the film. In the end, however, the story proves to be not one about money or expensive clothes, but about love.
Original Air Date: 5/20/09