Sunday, November 14, 2010

ROBERTO CAVALLI 40th Anniversary

The Leopard King celebrates 40 years in fashion!!! Roberto Cavalli is an outstanding fashion designer and over the years he has proved his talent through his masterpiecies! So, I think that it worths the effort of learning few things about his life:

1) Roberto Cavalli was born on November 15, 1940 in Florence.
2) Cavalli’s grandfather was a noted painter, while his mother was a tailor.
3) In 1957, Cavalli enrolled at Florence's Academy of Art with plans to either follow in his grandfather's footsteps or become an architect.
4) His fortune improved considerably in 1960, when a friend was launching a knitwear line and asked him to hand-paint some of the sweaters. They proved a hit, and Cavalli began researching the art of textile printing in earnest. He started making T–shirts and jeans with a luxe–hippie look that caught on with young Italians.
5) For a time, he worked for Mario Valentino but he formally launched his own women's line in 1972.
6) One of the first celebrities to wear his designs was the French film star Brigitte Bardot.
7) In 1980 Roberto Cavalli married Eva Düringer (former Miss Austria).  They have 5 children (2 from his previous marriage).
8) A Cavalli dress even became a plot point on Sex and the City when Sarah Jessica Parker's Carrie character was forced to clean out her overstuffed closet to make room for her boyfriend's clothes. Their battle over space later escalates, and she tells him, "It's Roberto Cavalli! I threw it out and I love it. What more do you want?"
9) Cavalli pilots his own helicopter and 62–foot speedboat that features cushions with his signature zebra print and also owns three Ferrari luxury sports cars.
Celebrating the 40th Anniversary Roberto Cavalli is releasing a book featuring 200 pages of stunning images shoot by famed photography duo Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. The book will present 40 years of Roberto Cavalli brand through the faces of todays most wanted model names on the scene like Gisele Bundchen, Mariacarla Boscono and Natasha Poly among other.

Sneek Peak to the book:
What can I say?? WOW!!!

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