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Valentino Garavani Leads a Very Fancy Life

Valentino, looking down his nose at you.Photo: Getty Images

A documentary about Valentino Garavani called Valentino: The Last Emperor will premiere at Cannes Film Festival this month. We’ve been craving a fashion flick since Lagerfeld Confidential came out last year. It’s tough to hold a candle to the Kaiser’s iPods, rings, and general manner of existing, but the Valentino doc sounds promising. André Leon Talley makes a cameo, and it includes some dramatic bits that unfolded when Alessandra Facchinetti took over the label after VaVa retired earlier this year. Director Matt Tyrnauer, Vanity Fair’s editor-at-large and the author of Valentino Garavani: Una Grande Storia Italiana, spilled a few more details to Fashion Week Daily:

“He and Giancarlo [Giammetti] maintained a certain level of Italian elegance and style-you know, three meals a day with waiters with white gloves, for example. The boats in the summer, the skiing in the winter…it’s a kind of ultra moda couture lifestyle that might have been much more common 50 years ago, when there were Italian playboys personified by Agnelli,” Tyrnauer told The Daily. “But they have upheld that tradition and done it in the most extraordinary way. To see that from the inside was pretty amazing.”

We can’t wait to ogle such a fancy lifestyle, seeing as ours consists mainly of spooning peanut butter straight from the jar. (Don’t judge, you know you do it too.)

Après Moi, la Déluge [Fashion Week Daily]

Valentino Garavani Leads a Very Fancy Life