Roberto Cavalli

355. February 1970, the debut…

Roberto Cavalli355. February 1970, the debut…

Paris Salon du Prêt-à-Porter, February 1970, my first Fashion Show. My official debut in the world of fashion.

Evening dresses and leather printed dresses. The technique that I had invented for printing on leather was a success. Everyone was interested in this new way of treating leather. It was an instant hit!

I remember that, at the end of the Fashion Show, I poured myself a glass of red wine and, raising the glass, said to myself “To your future… Roberto!”

I was happy, I had a thousand ideas on how to develop my collections. I felt that the world of fashion was my natural environment, fertile ground in which to develop my creativity.

But why limit the print to the leather… I decided to experiment with jeans and so I began to produce prints on jeans fabric. It was a true revolution. The jeans were not yet part of the fashion collections and my prints gave them that fashion touch that allowed them to enter the platinum world of the catwalks…

I like to remember my beginnings in the magical world of fashion, I like to remember those moments that have changed my life, the people who have accompanied me in this fantastic journey.

Five years ago I celebrated the fortieth year in fashion and February 2015 marks the 45th anniversary of my first fashion show. A very important date for me… almost half a century of successes and excesses… but Excess is my Success!

That young Florentine, full of hopes, ideas and aspirations, has come a long way… from via Maragliano with many ideas and few resources I managed to carve out my own niche in the fantastic world of fashion…

I want to thank you all for your love and loyalty over these years… you have been my inspiration…

I LOVE YOU

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