Thanks to ideeli’s fabulous PR Director, a few of us could attend the star studded premiere for the Valentino documentary “The Last Emperor,” at the MoMA Museum last night. Celebs in attendance included: Anne Hathaway, Gwyneth Paltrow, Claire Danes, Padma Lakshmi, Martha Stewart, Helena Christiansen, Rachel Roy, and Michael Stipe.
The film focuses on the spirited relationship between the very tan Valentino and his long time lover and business partner Giancarlo Giammetti. Mr. Giammetti, who sat right behind us with Anne Hathaway at the premiere, has been the business mastermind behind Valentino’s fashion empire, valued in the hundreds of millions of dollars for the last 45 years. The film celebrates their “marriage” of art, commerce, and friendship. It is a touching film that even manages to portray Karl Lagerfeld in a very endearing light. Valentino, retired from designing for his label after a no-holds-barred party in Rome that is featured in the documentary.
You can catch Valentino making a rare TV appearance on the Martha Stewart talk show, “Martha” on Friday March 21. “The Last Emperor” opens today, March 18th, in limited release around the country.