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Posts Tagged ‘The Last Emperor’

Valentino: Master of Couture at Somerset House

In a new major exhibition in the Embankment Galleries, Somerset House celebrates fifty years of the Grand Emperor of Couture, Valentino Garavani…

Written by Matt Bramford


Valentino A/W 2005 by Krister Selin

A recent viewing of the documentary Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel, a film dedicated to the infamous fashion editor's pioneering feats, highlighted that going to a gallery to view exhibitions of living fashion designers is a relatively new concept. When Vreeland launched an Yves Saint Laurent retrospective in 1983 at the Costume Institute, she set a precedent for a legion of future fashion fairs.

In the modern era, fashion fans have no qualms about trading their hard-earned cash to gaze at frocks on mannequins and fashion retrospectives have dominated galleries with record-breaking visitor numbers. Presenting these exhibitions comes as a challenge to… read more

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Fashion on Film: L’Amour Fou

Pierre Thoretton's L'Amour Fou is a biographical documentary exploring Yves Saint Laurent's illustrious life, narrated by his partner of fifty years, Pierre Berge. There's fashion, art and feuds aplenty…

Written by Matt Bramford

Yves Saint Laurent by Krister Selin The relationship between a fashion designer and his business manager-cum-lover isn’t a new concept to cinema. Anybody who has seen Valentino: The Last Emperor […]