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The Roberto Cavalli’s name is synonymous with opulent extravagance. When it comes to entrance making red carpet gowns, Hollywood A-listers got to the Italian maestro of glam for one-of kind stunners. Cavalli’s distinctive style, synthesizing theatrical silhouettes with operatic colors, is founded upon the mantra, “More is always more.” That is why, seeing the famous designer tone down the sexappeal for the fall, was so shocking. However, the unexpected exercise in restraint was a welcome surprise for those desensitized to over the top excess.

This season, instead of exploring the smoldering horizons of risqué, the seasoned visionary focused on the glory of sumptuous fabrics and distinctive forms. Utilizing lush textiles - such as lace, silk and brocade - as well as a variety of furs, Cavalli created a beautiful lineup of retro robe manteaus. Fit for neo-Victorian bourgeois, frequenting the Parisian Salons where the Degas, Monet and Pissarro unveiled their revolutionary Impressionist approach to art; these heirloom-to-be creations are divine.

Who needs an ostrich feather gown, encrusted with rhinestones, when she can have a sable trimmed coat lined with royal Chine silk anyway?




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