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September 2, 2009

Valentino Movie DVD release

Filed under: Couture Techniques,Designer,Georgene,Inspirations,Videos — georgene @ 9:23 pm

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I guess someone over at the Valentino movie PR firm read my review of The Last Emperor. We received a note about the DVD’s release, so my wish to own it is about to come true.

The description of the little mini movies included with the DVD look interesting; I know I am looking forward to seeing the extra glimpse into the atelier. Regardless of what you think of Valentino the man, or his style, the movie is a wonderful poem about the creation of beuatiful clothes. I can’t wait to hit the slow-motion, and the pause button, to study up a bit on some couture techniques.

For those who might be driven to own a real Valentino dress, you can enter a contest to win a vintage Valentino gown from Decades in Los Angeles – all you have to do is send an email to enter. Who knows where that info may end up? I can imagine that your in-box might be filled with fashion and cinema related emails for the foreseeable future. Still, the gown is valued at $3200, and you get the DVD along with it. However, the drawing isn’t until January – I am not going to wait that long.


  1. It took me forever to find the link on the Valentino DVD page and I felt like such a dummy when I did find it! Must have been all the RED on the screen that foiled me! So, to make it simple I’m going to be a spoil sport and spell it out here:

    It’s in the top right of your screen, directly to the right of the Movie title, the second line down. When you find the pix of the dress (like those above), scroll down to section #2 to find the email address.

    Then you send “your name, address (including zip code), phone number (including area code), date of birth, and e-mail address.” in the body of your email.

    But don’t just take my word for it. Be sure to go to the proper screen to read the rest of the fine print on that page so you’ll know the size of the dress you’ll receive, and the deadline for submitting your email, etc.

    OK that’s all the mischief I’m going to do today:

    Good Luck!!!

    Comment by Mary Beth — September 3, 2009 @ 7:28 am

  2. It is all very RED, isn’t it, over there at the Valentino page? Thanks for doing some research swimming around in all that red for us. It’s amazing how Valentino managed to make a color his signature, much like Schiaparelli and shocking pink.

    Comment by georgene — September 3, 2009 @ 11:14 am

  3. Cool site, love the info. I do a lot of research online on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks, 🙂

    A definite great read.

    Comment by Bill Bartmann — September 21, 2009 @ 4:42 am

  4. I got a copy via Netflix. It’s great. I was especially touched by his fondness for the people who worked for him. He is demanding, he does expect a great deal and can be rude but being brought to tears by his staff attending the celebration, very touched. The extras are fun. You don’t see incredible detail in regards to how a dress is constructed. It’s more about the fitting process and how he communicates. The inside view of his homes is unbelievable.

    On youtube look for a Paris television series on Chanel. You see some amazing behind the scenes studio footage including taking fabric to this quirky woman who owns a horse farm and makes the suit trim for Chanel on the side! Lagerfeld is kind and appreciative of his staff but not quite like Valentino.

    Comment by Angela — September 25, 2009 @ 3:13 pm

  5. Love the site! Thanks for the great ideas and pics!

    Comment by natashia — July 1, 2010 @ 4:36 am

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