Sep 10, 2009 8:24 AM
Without a doubt, Valentino is one of the last great fashion houses. For a half a century, Valentino Garavani and his partner in life and love, Giancarlo Giametti, have produced countless runway shows and legions of devoted followers for their perfectly cut & sewn couture. Valentino: The Last Emperor is an intimate look at the life of this genius doing everything from editorial meetings to primping girls backstage at runway shows to caring for his beloved pugs. It's a glamorous look into the real fashion world and the making of an empire, with cameos from fashionistas like Rachel Zoe and Gwyneth Paltrow. Our advice? Screen this for your girlfriends with a classic aperitif menu of patés and finger sandwiches, champagne, and a bevy of at-home spa treatments. The perfect girl's night!