46 posts tagged "Roberto Cavalli"
Is Rita Ora the modern-day Marilyn Monroe? Roberto Cavalli certainly thinks so. The designer tapped the saucy songstress to be the face of his Fall ’14 campaign, in which she appears pinup glam with platinum locks. An exclusive look at the Francesco Carrozzini-lensed ads debuts above. “I love Rita’s energy—she’s strong, charismatic, and she’s a Renaissance woman,” Cavalli told Style.com. “I chose to portray her as a modern-day Marilyn, a contemporary interpretation of iconic sensuality.” Does this mean Mr. Cavalli prefers blonds?
The Spring ’15 menswear collections are under way in Milan, and will be followed by the shows in Paris. Before the new clothes hit the runway, we’ve asked some of the most anticipated names to offer a sneak peek. Per usual, it’s a busy time for all—designers and fashion followers alike—so we’re continuing our split-second previews: tweet-length at 140 characters or less. Our entire collection of Spring ’15 previews is available here.
WHO: Roberto Cavalli
WHEN: Tuesday, June 24
WHAT: “A free-spirited gentleman and dreamer, the Roberto Cavalli man explores the world of a Miami playboy. Our story continues as we encounter a man in the context of a boyhood fantasy come to life.” —Roberto Cavalli. The designer sent us his Spring ’15 inspiration images, above.
Turns out, you can repeat outfits—as long as you have your own wax statue at the Musée Grévin. WWD reports that Laetitia Casta’s forthcoming statue will be dressed in an exact replica of the gown she wore to the Cannes Film Festival in 2011: a belted, blush silk chiffon number by Roberto Cavalli. The statue will debut at the Paris museum on March 31.
Philipp Plein and Roberto Cavalli ruffled some front-row feathers this season with daring shows that featured fire on the runway. Naomi Campbell, who starred in the former’s flaming romp, recently told us, “To feel that heat…I’ve done a few [risky things for fashion], like being on a crane. [But this time], I was more worried about the audience: Are they going to get up and run?” Run they did not, but neither Plein’s nor Cavalli’s adventures in pyrotechnics managed to earn the same acclaim as Alexander McQueen’s fiery Fall 1998 show. The latest edition of Tim Blanks’ Throwback Thursday video series revisits McQueen’s iconic Joan of Arc-inspired outing, which culminates stunningly with Erin O’Connor writhing on the catwalk, surrounded by a grand ring of fire. Watch the video—and feel the heat—here.