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.