>> It's been a busy 24 hours for Roberto Cavalli. Not only did the designer dress more celebrities — including supermodels Alessandra Ambrosio, Cindy Crawford, and Bar Refaeli — than anyone else at last night's Oscars festivities, but he also closed out the week in Milan with what had to be the second-most-talked-about finale of the season: Naomi Campbell's return to the catwalk.
In true Cavalli fashion, the collection was decadent, extravagant, and lavishly glamorous. There was fur, leather, and exotic skins in every shape, color, and form — including tromp l'oeil prints on chiffon and silk that re-created the look of animal skins. There were sparkling beads, sequins, embroidery, and ruffles aplenty, plus "micro feathers" and lace. Silhouettes were super short or maxi — because for Cavalli, of course, there is no in-between.
"An earthly paradise populated by creatures of fantasy . . . the Eden of femininity . . . my creativity is expressed through clothes which make the Cavalli woman a sensual and mysterious being," Cavalli explained.