Roberto Cavalli Veers Towards Minimalism

Left: Roberto Cavalli at the MTV Video Music Awards. Right: a look from the Roberto Cavalli Spring 2010 collection. Getty Images.


Cavalli flashes peace signs at the 2009 VMAs. Last year, designer Roberto Cavalli made headlines when he reportedly complained of "a real vulgarity" in the way women dress, saying, "They don't understand where the line is between sexy and vulgar."

Now Cavalli, who has favored bright animal prints and jeweled snakes in his übersexy designs, explains that while he doesn't believe in vulgar clothing ("just a vulgar way of wearing them"), he has ventured toward cleaner lines for his latest collection.

"I've looke for a more subtle sensuality, something whispered not shouted, a new vision of romanticism, bucolic, poetic. A kind of hymn to a more simple life." Cavalli told Hello! magazine, "I adore a woman's body, but prefer when it's not shown off in an excessive way, but intuitively and carefully."

More pictures from the Roberto Cavalli Spring 2010 show:
  • Roberto Cavalli - Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010
  • Roberto Cavalli - Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010
  • Roberto Cavalli - Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010
  • Roberto Cavalli - Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010
  • Roberto Cavalli - Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010
  • Roberto Cavalli - Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010
  • Roberto Cavalli - Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010
  • Roberto Cavalli - Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010
  • Roberto Cavalli - Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010
  • Roberto Cavalli - Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010
  • Roberto Cavalli - Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010
  • Roberto Cavalli - Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010
  • Roberto Cavalli - Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010
  • Roberto Cavalli - Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010
  • Roberto Cavalli - Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010
  • Roberto Cavalli - Milan Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2010
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