5 A delight to the sensesGrahame5373 | 23/02/2011 | See all Grahame5373's reviews (282)Top 100 Reviewer Top 100 DVD Reviewer Top 100 Music Reviewer Valentino The Last Emperor is a 2008 documentary film about the life of the great Italian couturier Valentino. The film is an exploration of the singular world of one of Italys most famous fashion designers.The film documents Valentinos final couture collection and the media frenzy surrounding it. You also get to see glimpses of his beautiful collections over the past 50 years. The film tells the story of his life, and explores the larger themes affecting the fashion business today.At the heart of the film is the unique and touching relationship between Valentino and his business partner and companion of 50 years, Giancarlo Giametti.The production team were given exclusive access to Valentino and his entourage; Valentino is surrounded by a tight knit family of friends and employees who eventually let their guard down and on the whole forget there is a camera crew in the room.You see that Valentino is a born dreamer and along with Karl Lagerfeld is one of the last true couturiers. He lives as lavishly as his clients with several magnificent houses dotted around the world, in addition to a private plane and yacht, he shuts out all that is not beautiful in life.A must for anyone interested in everything beautiful, but more importantly the high end fashion industry of today.