Valentino may have retired two years ago, but one wouldn’t know it from the press whirlwind he’s been on the last few months. Case in point: the VBH boutique on Tuesday night, where the designer joined Giancarlo Giammetti and Gwyneth Paltrow for a DVD signing of “Valentino: The Last Emperor,” Matt Tyrnauer’s hit documentary about Valentino’s last year in the fashion business. Alek Wek, Harley Viera-Newton, Gigi Mortimer and Molly Sims were on hand for the fete, from which proceeds benefitted The Robin Hood Foundation.
Paltrow didn’t seem ready to brave the cameras for a full-blown feature on her life. “I don’t think I would be an interesting enough subject,” said the actress. “There would be a lot of school runs, a lot of cooking, a lot of talking on the phone, a lot of e-mailing. Not six dogs and ski chalets, sadly,” she said, referencing some of the aspects of Valentino’s life showcased in the film.