Valentino: The Last Emperor
documentary about the fashion icon who is thinking about retirement after 45 years in the industry. in it we see that he’s self-obsessed and constantly pampered by his entourage (which includes five little dogs that all look the same). on the one hand it’s interesting because we see how he is pushed out by the corporation that bought his company and this is indicative of a larger trend of corporations squeezing all they can out of a brand/man and then moving onto the next one. on the other hand it gives some insight into the pathetic little world of a supposedly big man. it’s not a biting expose or anything, but the guy and all his little followers are pathetic, self-important people and the film doesn’t hide that fact. i wouldn’t watch it unless you’re interested in him or the industry.