Roberto Cavalli

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  1. Acid

    Acid yes

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    Roberto Cavalli set his raucous show against a giant wall of video screens that bore an uncanny resemblance to the ones Sean Combs installed for his New York presentation—where Cavalli himself was a surprise guest. The imagery evoked a dreamy futuristic metropolis out of Blade Runner, but as the pace quickened and the soundtrack throbbed ever louder, it segued into heady images of Hollywood red-carpet awards ceremonies, the Rio carnival and Las Vegas showgirl acts. These are, perhaps, among the select venues where a girl can carry off such raucous Cavalli-isms as a trained hourglass leather dress, cut and decorated like a motocross biker’s jacket. Or a sweeping black Cruella De Vil mink coat with a giant white eagle flapping across the back, worn over a barely there mermaid gown, blown together on a wing and a prayer with the help of myriad black sequins the size of licorice candies.
    The Cavalli girl clearly exists on a plane far removed from common humanity, but there was a giddily seductive let-them-eat-cake bravado to the designer’s madness. He even surfed some of the current trends: ’60s op-art prints; a dash of ’80s punk, in the hand-beaded “graffiti” on skinny-leg jeans and the chunky dog-collar chokers worn with over-the-top rhinestones; the second-skin boot cut crotch-high; and a great take on the season’s ubiquitous crystal-beaded, fringed flapper dress (perfect for a New Age Roxie Hart).

    But the designer was at his most persuasive when he laid claim to escapist Bob Mackie territory with Jayne Mansfield siren gowns in lamé chiffons and a frothy ostrich- and cock-feather bubble coat worn over a Tina Turner sequined mini. Even his classically tailored, shapely jackets were slashed at the sides, his shearling flying jackets cropped short over midriff-baring dresses. As Jacquetta Wheeler swept off the runway in a Moulin Rouge showgirl costume that left little to the imagination (but a whole flock of apricot ostrich plumes in her wake), the rest of Cavalli’s glamazons pranced out wearing Lycra catsuits in vivid Warhol- and Basquiat-inspired prints. Don’t ask me where they’re heading—just make sure to invite me along for the ride.


    and here are some visuals........


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    :shock: ^ YUCK^ :shock:
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    ^ oh look.......he realises how crap his collection was^

    some REAL SHOCKING pieces in this collection that i didnt post.
    oh mein gott!
     
  2. xopher215

    xopher215 New Member

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    A few cute pieces but mostly entirely :x<span style='font-size:10'>aceous</span> in my opinion...

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  3. paulina

    paulina New Member

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    i'm speachless
    not because cavalli
    it's done and i'm not surprised
    but sean :oops: pardon acid i was wondering if all this describe was by yourself....because if it is !then wow yay and bravo!how gorgeous describing
    (without any irony accent from my part)
    but if it's not :twisted: oh my dear
    ure burned!(just kiddin'ya)
     
  4. xopher215

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    :roll: Hamish Bowles. :lol:
     
  5. Acid

    Acid yes

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    hamish who? :p :wink:
     
  6. paulina

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    Are you guys blind? :wink: :lol: it's beautiful!

    So trashy/trampy. I :wub: it! I think I'd wear everything there especially this!

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  8. Abril

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    :x :x :x
     
  9. LLaura

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    Fine! More Cavalli for me! :twisted: :wink: :lol:

    Sean I'm surprised you didn't like this!
     
  10. contessacolette

    contessacolette New Member

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    the last gown (-beige-) is a little out of place with the rest of the theme :?

    is this his departure after the successful (this is my term since i'm grasping for words...) "corseted-chinoiserie-mini-fab-dresses" ? :?
     
  11. Acid

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    :shock: i designed things like that when i was 12 LLaura
    when i got my inspiration from the spice girls :shock: :lol:
     
  12. leyla m.

    leyla m. New Member

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    some really BAD pieces :x

    one or two good pieces :?
     
  13. trean

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    :lol:
    BAD BAD collection!

    :x
     
  14. LLaura

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    Ah but I still like the spice girls! Maybe that explains it :lol: :lol: :wub:

    If you wannabe my lover you gotta get with my friends! :wub: :twisted: :lol:
     
  15. bigbear

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    Maybe you can try to create a Vodka like Roberto Cavalli! You probably think easy...why don't you try...[​IMG] I think this guy is a genius! xoxo
     
  16. mnis

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    Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala may 7

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  17. manolocraver

    manolocraver New Member

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    Out of all the collections he had produced, I still prefer the S/S 2005 collection. That one fares better than any other, especially that olive green print caftan with elongated sleeves... I :heart: Roberto Cavalli!
     
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    Harper's Bazaar Russia June 2008 scanned by Mirik
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