Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Balloon Skirts at Valentino

Today, whiles mes petites enfants were eating their lunch and then some, I screened Valentino: The Last Emperor.

Indeed, I am late to this film, but truly, I am content not being “on trend”: avant or après are (oddly?) preferable.

What were my favorite parts: the seamstresses (with the accent on stress); the pugs on a plane;

the handsome young man with shoulder-length blonde hair who showed up twice sans introduction (no, not Lapo Elkmann); and the floating dresses—in red and avec balloon.

In fact, the fonts on the balloon were really quite, umm, uplifting, and I was delighted to find the (far) above image for my gallery. Has anyone else seem the film?


Belle de Ville said...

I'm a great fan of Valentino... his designs always seemed genuine not contrived. One of these days am going watch this film along with "The September Issue". I'm running quite apres on these fashion films.

Couture Cookie said...

I've been wanting to see this film, but never seem to get around to it. If not for anything else, then at least for all the puggies (five or six?).

Angie Muresan said...

Those pugs are too adorable!!!

hmstrjam said...

Loved the film, met the director out here at a special screening, he knew nothing about fashion going into the movie! btw did you see the dancers costumes on the Live from Vienna New Years Celebration? All designed by Valentino, magnifico!