180. January 2007… Jennifer Hudson… The Red Carpet…

Roberto Cavalli with Jennifer Hudson - amfAR 2012

Roberto Cavalli with Jennifer Hudson – amfAR 2012

180. January 2007… Jennifer Hudson… The Red Carpet…

January 2007… Jennifer Hudson’s stylist, Jessica Paster, contacts us.  I’m particularly pleased because it was the belief of all that Jennifer that year would win an Oscar.

I leave for Los Angeles with the best guys on my team. We begin to create the dress on Jennifer’s body.  She is extremely happy to receive so much attention, even more so when we showed her the dress… “WONDERFUL!”

The day before the Oscars André Leon Talley, Anna Wintour’s colleague, approached Jennifer and asked her to wear an Oscar de la Renta dress on the red carpet.  She then would have the cover of the next month’s Vogue…

Jennifer could not refuse. A request by Vogue America could not be overlooked.  She would be the first black actress on the cover of Vogue!

André Leon Talley interviewed her on the red carpet and, of course, the most important question was the name of the designer of her dress…

She had been required to wear a long brown dress with a small silver bolero jacket… she just wanted to run to change the dress before the ceremony…

She received an Oscar wearing the beautiful dress that we had created for her.

The clothes worn by the stars are judged, commented on and every magazine expresses its own judgment… the consensus was that the worst dress on the “red carpet” was the one worn by Jennifer Hudson!

I saw Jennifer cry, she wanted to start the fabulous evening with that dress that we made for her…!

Se wanted to tell… to scream…  this was not the dress that she had chosen, but she preferred to remain silent…

I saw Jennifer Hudson at a wonderful dinner for the amfAR in New York.  She was invited to my table with her handsome husband David Otunga. We remembered our adventure of few years earlier… with a smile!

Un bacio…

I LOVE YOU
Roberto Cavalli

Jennifer Hudson in Roberto Cavalli - 2007

Jennifer Hudson in Roberto Cavalli – 2007


Jennifer Hudson in Roberto Cavalli performs at Boston Pops Fourth Of July Firework Spectacular rehearsal - 2012

Jennifer Hudson in Roberto Cavalli performs at Boston Pops Fourth Of July Firework Spectacular rehearsal – 2012


Jennifer Hudson in Roberto Cavalli at the Oscar - 2008

Jennifer Hudson in Roberto Cavalli at the Oscar – 2008


Roberto Cavalli with Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga - amfAR 2012

Roberto Cavalli with Jennifer Hudson and David Otunga – amfAR 2012

7 replies
  1. AnnaSofi
    AnnaSofi says:

    Mr. Cavalli thank you for sharing the stories often left behind the curtain. I used to think the celebrities choose their dresses themselves or with help of their stylist. Now I know they just have no choice at times. I work as a make-up artist in the international network of the famous beauty salons in Kiev. Today I had one of my favourite clients, very cute and friendly girl who will give a birth to a sweet kid in few months. We chatted about celebs, red carpet looks and I’ve told her about your Blog. She was curious to know some information you share with us on your Blog. Maybe you have a new fan now 🙂

    Kisses and hugs

    LOVE YOU

    AnnaSofi

  2. Maria Grazia
    Maria Grazia says:

    O mio Dio…..un abito cosí ..per nadare a prendere l’Oscar…
    non l’avrei messo mai…. sarebbe stata anche una copertina d’oro!!! 😀
    IL VESTITO SIGN. ROBERTO É FANTASTICO
    anche con le misure morbide diciamo,la rendeva altrettanto sexy e splendida!!!
    … ora é stupenda in tutto e per tutto!! Complimenti.

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