359. A Dream Fashion Show!

Roberto Cavalli359. A Dream Fashion Show!

Each Fashion Show is a mix of emotions, months of hard, detailed work, culminating in 15 long minutes… but among all the Fashion Shows I carry in my heart there is one I remember in particular…

Florence: the feeling of its masterpieces is in me; I always wished that every stone of this sublime city could speak, tell…

I had the honour – the only Florentine designer – to run my Fashion on the Ponte Vecchio, a bridge loved throughout the world!

I never thought that the city of Florence would grant me the privilege. What a thrill! I have only recently realized that because my life runs at such a pace, that my mind treats even the most special and fantastic events as assignments to be completed.

Two hours before the start I go to check that everything is as planned. I am waiting for the first international television interviews. Two sixteenth century Savonarola chairs have been carefully placed in the middle of the bridge the stones of which provide a perfect backdrop. I sit down, I look around: the sun is setting, the last beams of light glow golden on the waters of the Arno. In that moment I feel alone, or maybe I wanted to be, to enjoy the unique sensations that Florence was giving me!

I do not realize how many fellow Florentines are around me feeling as I do, looking at me with a wish to talk, to share these moments with me. I am completely stunned. I am living in a dream!

Dozens of television cameras and photographers are all set to take in the big fashion event. The first fashion show without music: a buzz of admiration accompanies the pace of the models who walk bravely with high-heeled difficulty on the cobblestones of the Ponte Vecchio…

My colours, my prints, my creations look like works of art… I myself look at them in silence; my eyes go up to the top of the bridge, to the Vasari Corridor that connects Palazzo Vecchio to Palazzo Pitti, and one day, for once, for a few minutes, I feel a true Florentine artist.

Florence, the world, I hail! I close the show with Eva, Naomi Campbell and Afef; my eyes are red with emotion, I am choking back the tears…

Suddenly a big bang attracts our attention towards the waters of the Arno… beautiful fireworks of all colours celebrate with us the positivity of my imagination!

I LOVE YOU

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Roberto Cavalli Sfilata Ponte Vecchio - Finale

Roberto Cavalli - Ponte Vecchio

Roberto Cavalli - Ponte Vecchio

Naomi Campbell

Afef

Naomi Campbell

Naomi Campbell

Afef

2 replies
  1. Frøydis
    Frøydis says:

    Io sento ancora il odore Dei fiori vicino piazzale di michelangelo.e non dimentico mai tutto bel arte a Firenze incluso Lei Mr Cavalli .sei sempre Kl piu grande☺

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  2. Maria Grazia
    Maria Grazia says:

    É L’unica sfilata in cui c’ero anch’io <3
    ero stata invitata a Firenze da mia Zia…
    me la ricordo benissimo..la sfilata…i profumi…i colori… i fuochi d'articifio e lei Sign. Roberto!!!!!! 😀

    E si é stata la prima forse anche l'ultima sfilata POPOLARE…dove tutti Hanno potuto godere LIFE
    delle sue bellissime opere…!!!!!!

    Per mé indimenticabbile <3

    Con Affetto
    Marí 😀

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