Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Teeny Tiny Rant Inspired By The Last Emperor


I cried when watching "Valentino: The Last Emperor". Roll your eyes and think what you will but when you see his seamstresses from the 1960s embrace him and breakdown down into tears, you get a tiny glimpse of how much the past 48 years has meant to him...and the rest of the world. I moderate my comments to keep pesky trolls out because to them, designers, design houses, and the fashion industry is "just shopping" and we, the fashion fanatics are simply "slaves to consumerism". Take some time, read a book or two about some of the most famous designers/design houses and maybe then you'll have a better understanding as to why the Valentino red is different from all other shades of red or why the 2.55 is so much more than just a $3500 purse. Maybe then you'll understand why fashion is such a big deal.

4 comments:

tam pham said...

i dont think i cried, but i'm sure i was close! such a deeply moving story about ambition and love.

litlstrawberry said...

haha.. Jenny: your post is great for Men to read along too. :)

Yah, i still have to say Chanel is way worth the money, even though I also complaint about the price increase!!

EngineeringFashionista said...

I love that movie. I love the part when he and Lagerfeld were chatting that they don't make dresses like we do anymore, so true.
I'm so glad that you saw it; I wish more people would. It's a good documentary!

Purse Addict said...

Hey tam! For sure...I also loved how the real person behind the name came through in this documentary. You can really sense his strong points as well as his weaknesses. I was fine until those two seamstresses showed up and they all started crying like babies!!! After that, I think I just kept going cus it was a pretty emotional ending :P

Hi Rachel! Yup, I totally agree!! LOL :) Ugh, I hate the Chanel price increase...so ridiculously expensive now...but to be honest, we just need a little time to get used to the numbers and I'm sure we'll be back in it in now time ;)

Hi EF :) Karl and him were adorable together. I love how they went off on their own for a bit to look at all of the pieces from bygone years.