Naomi Campbell leads the charge at the Roberto Cavalli A/W 2012 show
It has been a big couple of days for Roberto Cavalli. Not only did he dress a slew of celebrities including Alessandra Ambrosio, Cindy Crawford, and Bar Refaeli for Sunday night's Oscars events, he also just unleashed his Autumn 2012-13 collection onto the catwalk at Milan Fashion Week.
And wasn't it a show to be talked about!
The Italian designer closed his show with bang by inviting Naomi Campbell to make her comeback appearance during the finale. Although according to some, the supermodel's presence made little impact on a show with WWD referring to Campbell's inclusion as "the caboose on a train with no steam." Ouch!
What it seems WWD was talking about were the bright "bubble gum" youthful dresses which seems to take over Cavalli's vampy collection. Of course we saw many of his usual glamorous staples - fur, leather, animal skins, and feathers back again, but this time he seemed to want to mix these with more girlie baby doll dresses in bright colours such as fuchsia and teal. Along with the minidresses there were an equal amount of long hemlines with billowing skirts dropping to the floor in metallic sequins and animal prints. For evening, he unveiled tiered maxi gowns which exuded a gypsy, Stevie Nicks type of quality. Mystery may be what Cavalli intended for this collection, but for some they were simply left mystified.
Do you have any thoughts on Cavalli's latest collection?