Roberto Cavalli took a don't-mess-with-a-good-thing approach to his Just Cavalli collection. His seventies-inflected signature show for Spring received rave reviews, so why not revisit the decade at his little-sister line for Fall? Of course, the labels have different target audiencesJust Cavalli's could be described as teenagers with trust fundsso the references were no longer esoteric, but obvious: Janis Joplin crossed with Mick Jagger at Altamont is a fitting description.
Short smock dresses in a cheeky flamingo print worn with patterned tights shared the stageer, runwaywith maxidresses in bright florals. Slightly less out-there were a tangerine jersey pantsuit and an A-line camel coat. They vied for attention with stripy knit Lurex cardigans and extra-long scarvesand lost. If you're going to go vintage, why play it straight? In the glam-hippie mix, a leather motocross jacket that topped a python mini seemed out of place. The deep purple lamb-fur coat was more in keeping with the show's retro spirit. For many of the grown-ups in the crowd the long, colorful parade came off as much too familiar and theme-y, but his youngest fansthe ones born in the ninetieswill likely forgive that. After all, this is probably their first seventies revival.