Roberto Cavalli at Mister Spex
Hardly any other designer is so revered by the greats of showbiz as Roberto Cavalli. Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz, Victoria Beckham, Bono and Sting are just a few celebrities enthusiastic about the star designer’s fashion. His exceptional artistic creations and elaborate designs have made him famous. By bringing the first printed leather to the catwalk in the early 70s, he became the darling designer of the music business. To date, he has designed numerous stage outfits for a variety of artists.
Roberto Cavalli is now considered one of the most important fashion makers. He grew up in an artistic family and attended the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. He showed his extraordinary talent for successfully bringing together fashion and art early on in his career. He started his own fashion label in the early 1960s but his first catwalk collection came in 1972. This began his steady rise to the position of “top designer”.
The Cavalli universe now incorporates several lines producing far more than outfits fit for the stage. Jeans and streetwear now belong to the collection, as well as various accessories and fragrances. In 2007 Roberto Cavalli also designed a small collection for the Swedish fashion house H & M, which sold out within hours. Global customers love Cavalli's creations, because even after 40 years, he is still a designer who sets the trends rather than following them.