34. No anxiety and emotion shines from my eyes or my movements, I switch from one model to another to check the makeup and hair
A swarm of photographers armed with cameras follow my every move!
All eyes are on me, awe and admiration. Some dressers and hairdressers pluck up courage and approach to ask for a photo. I am easy going and have a kind word for everyone! Perhaps my natural, accessible way encourages my fans to approach and open up to me!
They are calling me for the television interviews. My press office staff is doing a great job trying to contain the exuberance of the cameras crews.
Massimo, my communications manager does the honors of the house and helps me translate a few words from the English, which I don’t quite get. Benedetta looks after me offering water after each interview. Nadia supervises and is gentle when the situation becomes a little tense! I change language often, French, almost all in English, Italian for the various national TV channels!
My words and my eyes must express all my joy at being a BIG of the fashion world!
I begin to get nervous – we are delayed twenti minutes. I leave the journalists and run to see if the models are ready and if everything is going well.
I prefer to control everything myself. The anxiety begins to show in my thoughts and movements. I do not answer the questions and my attention is divided between the public who are taking their places and the models who are getting into line waiting to be pushed out onto catwalk.
25 minutes late?! I’m increasingly nervous and I ask Massimo if Suzy Menkes is here and seated. Suzy is the top fashion journalist. I particularly want her presence and also her comments in the International Herald Tribune the next day.
The lights go out at last it seems that the JUST CAVALLI show is about to begin.
A few seconds of darkness, seems an eternity!
Finally… LIGHTS MODELS AND FASHION CAVALLI.
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