So much for minimalism! To say that Roberto Cavalli's
show was over the top is a moot point; the designer has
built his reputation precisely around his
larger-than-life point of view.
The Victorian Age and Aspen in the '60s were the abstract sources of inspiration for Cavalli's pelts-and-plumage fest, which included enormous shearlings, lush lynxes and imposing feather chokers. Cavalli took a break from his hunting extravaganza with equally lavish, ravaged tapestry ensembles, beaded acid-wash denim, deer-and-eagle-printed dresses and several fitted pantsuits.
Who exactly will wear Cavalli's ode to excess? Lil' Kim and friends are a good startbut as the designer emerged from backstage, pipe in hand, for his lengthy bow, he was surrounded by a procession of girls in skimpy, somewhat more accessible versions of his outrageous dresses. Still, proceed with caution.