My life, past, present and future really looks like a novel, an unreal story… but true! I do not remember if I told you that I’m writing “the adventure of my life”, the story of my seventy years. This adventure begins with a great tragedy, one that will change my life, but I don’t want to tell you about this just now. I promised to make you smile and have fun.
Do you know that I have five children? Four days ago was Cristiana’s birthday “my first big thrill”. Today is Daniele’s birthday. He is my second son. I believe that today he is twenty-six…
I use to call him “The handsome one”. He is the tallest, with long hair and an irresistible charm! I wanted to call him Roberto, but due to an old fascist law in Italy it was not possible to name a child after his parent! As a result we decided to call him Daniele Roberto.
None of my children was a genius at school. Even for Daniele the time in school was very complicated and difficult. My work commitments and my success did not allow me to be very close and spend as much time with him as I would have wished, like a classic good dad. I tried to make up for this lack by cramming a lot into the time we did spend together and this calmed my conscience.
Daniele, since a young age, has always had many friends, many girls and a lot of music! He is a good musician who can play different instruments, but the guitar is his best friend! When he plays, l look at him with smiling eyes. He reminds me of my childhood… freedom… escapism… and music… Sometimes, I am afraid I have to admit, I am a little jealous. I feel as though I am reliving my youth vicariously through him!
For two years now Daniele has been in charge of the Cavalli Uomo [Cavalli Man] collection. I want to tell you that he is very good, although sometimes he seems a bit stubborn. I wish to offer him the benefit of all my experience, but sometimes it is hard. Even in this he is very much like me – he wants to have his own satisfaction and does not intend to share it with anyone!