Sunday, October 18, 2009

Valentino: the last emperor

I got this on my email and thought it might interest you:

Back by popular demand, the Gene Siskel Film Center is delighted to
present "Valentino: The Last Emperor" as part of the special events
during Chicago Fashion Week! This must-see documentary by director
Matt Tyrnauer will run only at the Gene Siskel Film Center from
October 22nd through October 29th, 2009. If possible, we would
appreciate any publicity for this film on your fashion blog to help
spread the word!

As a part of this special event, we are offering special discounts for
select screenings -- use promotion code "FASHBLOGS" to purchase
discounted tickets for $7 each (instead of $10) -- in person only at
our box office -- to the Monday, October 26th and Wednesday, October
28th screenings only.

Here's the direct link to the film -

Back by popular demand!
2008, Matt Tyrnauer, USA, 96 min.
“Like the subject’s meticulously constructed gowns, the film has more
layers than initially meet the eye.”—Karina Longworth, Time Out New
York “A little like gorging on chocolate and champagne…the film is
steeped in the mood of LA DOLCE VITA redux.”—Stephen Holden, The New
York Times
In a world where emperors in the political sense have long since
fallen, the world of haute couture still provides a throne, albeit an
increasingly shaky one, for an imperious arbiter of female fashion the
likes of Valentino Garavani, famed for his signature shade of red, and
for dressing Jackie Kennedy, Elizabeth Taylor, Gwyneth Paltrow, and
scores of starlets, first ladies, and well-heeled wannabes. Director
Tyrnauer, a special correspondent for Vanity Fair, gains access to the
luxurious inner sanctum, where pug dogs in earrings lie at the
master’s feet or cavort for Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti, his
longtime partner and financial wizard. The designer’s over-the-top
three-day retirement extravaganza in Rome is his (and the film’s)
grand finale, and the featured cream of the fashion world includes
Giorgio Armani, Tom Ford, Karl Lagerfeld, Anna Wintour, André Leon
Talley, Alek Wek, Donatella Versace, and more, more, and more. 35mm.

October 22nd—8:15pm
October 24th—3:30pm
October 26th—8:45pm
October 28th—8:15pm
October 29th—8:45pm
Additional Information:

Gene Siskel Film Center
164 N. State St.
Chicago, IL 60601

Tickets to movies are $10 general admission, $7 students, $4 for
students and faculty of the School of the Art Institute, and staff of
the Art Institute, $5 Film Center members.

For more information, call our hotline at (312) 846-2800.

All ticket levels are available at the Gene Siskel Film Center Box
Office which opens at 5pm weekdays and 2pm weekends.
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