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Breaking News: Anna Wintour Morphs Into Pug…

In Fashion news, Fashion trends, independant films, Uncategorized on September 6, 2009 at 7:01 am



My life as a pug…Ms. Wintour was discovered padding about her NY townhouse by staffers. Sources speculate overexposure to chemicals used to dye furs unusually noxious colors could be at cause or Ms Wintour was too close to her cheval mirror while casting last week’s hexes on her employees. Wintour’s staffers were unavailable for comment as it was confirmed many were headed to Belize for an impromptu Labor Day getaway.

… In a seemingly unrelated story Valentino: The Last Emperor on DVD drops Tuesday 9.08.09 …
Valentino with his models, his designs and his infamous pugs at his Atelier in Rome

Valentino with his models, his designs and his infamous pugs at his Atelier in Rome

VALENTINO THE LAST EMPEROR is a feature-length film on the legendary designer Valentino Garavani in the wake of his exit in 2008 from the company he founded in Rome more than 45 years ago. Produced and directed by Matt Tyrnauer, Special Correspondent for Vanity Fair magazine, the film is an intimate, engaging and very funny fly-on-the-wall exploration of the singular world of one of Italy’s richest and most famous men. The film documents the colorful and dramatic closing act of Valentino‚Äôs celebrated career, tells the story of his extraordinary life and work, and also explores the larger themes affecting the fashion business today. But at the heart of the film is the unique relationship between Valentino and his business partner and companion of 50 years, Giancarlo Giammetti.

P.S. The Pug mascarading as Anna Wintour is actually Alex, winner of the Valentino:The Last Emperor best dressed Pug Contest. For more details on all Pug contestants or to enter the latest Win a Valentino Gown contest go to the official movie site http://www.valentinothemovie.com

The DVD VALENTINO THE LAST EMPEROR brings you even closer to the maestro’s world of high fashion. In addition to the original feature-length film, the disks include bonus material: Three mini-features covering the unique world of haute couture and the unmatched highlife of Valentino and Giancarlo Giammetti.












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Dressed: a fashion documentary about life

In Fashion news, Fashion trends, independant films, Uncategorized on August 13, 2009 at 4:55 am

nary blue 

nary naked



In a time when so many of us are starting from zero or finding it necessary to completely redefine our identity, values or what is really worth the fight, I offer the soon to be released documentary “Dressed” www.dressedthemovie.com . It’s the extraordinary true story of fashion designer Nary Manivong who at 14 became homeless and the sole support of 2 siblings in Columbus OH. Living a life without benefit of security, education or resources Manivong surmounted every obstacle. Driven by a desire and a talent for spotting good design, he began a self guided education of vintage clothing in shops on the streets he called home. Creating a line of modern designs with gestures to an 80’s sensibility he emerged in 2005 as a significant and original voice in NY fashion.

Dressed chronicles the trajectory from abject poverty to the beau monde of fashion’s elite and the arduous process of preparing his second line for premiere during Fall ‘09 Fashion Week. It provides narratives on the knife’s edge existence of self -financed designers by highly regarded industry insiders who agreed to be part of this project such as Simon Doonan, Nanette Lapore and Mary Gehlhar, Author and VP Brand Strategy Gen Art.

 This richly drawn portrayal of courage, passion and determination is not allowed the luxury of a Hollywood ending. After his 2005 NY triumph, as orders were pouring in, Manivong’s sole investor pulled out. It remains to be seen how all this will play out. What we inherit is a documentary with no promise of redemption, fueled only by the talent and character of an anti hero trusting that he can draw upon his experience to begin the process of reinvention… yet again.

 Dressed is a testament to the strength of human spirit in the face of overwhelming circumstances and a powerful metaphor for a nation in the process of reinvention.


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