21. I enter the Grand Salon of the Cipriani Wall Street…

I enter the Grand Salon of the Cipriani Wall Street, the light is soft and warm.

A charming young hostess shows me to my table, the number 23 for numerology lovers. I feel particularly uncomfortable disturbing my guests who are already seated and for breaking the silence that accompanies the sweet magic of a great tenor voice.

Roberto Cavalli with Cindy Crawford and Julianne Moore

Roberto Cavalli with Cindy Crawford and Julianne Moore

I immediately notice the only empty chair at my table, Cindy Crawford on the right and Julianne Moore on the left.
I feel embarrassed about whom to kiss first. Both are great friends. I had not seen them for over a year, maybe longer in Julianne’s case. I realize this when she mentions her children’s ages as she shows me their photos. I remember having seen them in a baby carriage and I remember the boy running round their beautiful apartment in the fashionable Meatpacking District of New York.
...with Julianne Moore

...with Julianne Moore

I first met Julianne Moore in Florence when she was shooting the movie Hannibal. I was a good friend of Ridley Scott, the director, and it was fun to become their point of leisure in Florence.

Anthony Hopkins (Hannibal) came over for morning coffee at my house after a half hour in the gym. The friendship with Julianne Moore has continued and tonight it gave me great pleasure to see her again – very charming and talented. The color of her hair and the color of her eyes are indescribable! I kissed Julianne first and her smile tells me how pleased she is to see me again!

I can’t wait to hug Cindy, the most special, the most beautiful and sexiest of all the models I’ve known in the fashion world! Cindy wear a long, close-fitting Cavalli dress, gray with silver reflections, its wide neckline is a dream offering a glimpse of her beautiful breasts that have never known the wickedness of the time!
Later I will tell you how and where I first met Cindy and how sweet and sincere our friendship has been!

Julianne is sitting on the right of Stefano Tonchi, a great Italian, who became one of the most highly regarded journalists in America, known for his skill and professionalism. Today he is the director of W.
I do not exaggerate when I judge this monthly magazine the number one in American fashion. A dear friend for many years and, like me, Fiorentino!

...with Elizabeth Hurley

...with Elizabeth Hurley

Elizabeth Hurley is accompanied by her fiancé. What a beautiful woman! I love her femininity. It is not easy for me not to gaze on her beauty. I have known Elizabeth for some years but we have not had many opportunities to enhance our meetings into a long-standing friendship. I was on more friendly terms with her former boyfriend Hugh Grant!
...with Jennifer Hudson

...with Jennifer Hudson

Then Robert Cavalli, my son. Beside Robert is Jennifer Hudson, one of the great American film stars who won the Oscar for Best Actress in 2007! I met Jennifer in Milan at a dinner hosted by Vogue Italy.

The next star at my table is Hal Rubenstein the great journalist for In Style. A great person and a great friend for many years.
Our esteem for one another has taught me how important this quality is in a friendship!

So now you know something more of this fantastic evening, but everything is yet to begin.
Tomorrow you will be with me again. I will walk you through my emotions!
Read on. Try to let your friends became my friends!

Un bacino speciale

Roberto Cavalli

5 replies
  1. Mathias
    Mathias says:

    Più penso a quante persone (e di che importanza) abbiano la fortuna di conoscerti, più mi sembra incredibile l’aver condiviso questa medesima fortuna indirettamente con loro!!
    Roberto, è incredibile (pur non essendolo) quanto sia immensa la tua persona, e per quante altre ne rappresenti un punto focale nell’oblio della notte.
    Dev’essere stata proprio una gran bella serata… Mi ripeto se dicessi che sono contento per te? 🙂 Penso proprio di si! Ma è così facile volerti bene!!

    We love you too


  2. AnnaSofi
    AnnaSofi says:

    Mr. Cavalli thank you for sharing all the details of the evening!! First of all you look absolutely fantastic!!! Love your black suit! I must say black suits you perfectly!!! By the way it’s my favourite colour 🙂 Women look gorgeous in their Cavalli dresses!! I hope one day I will rock my own Cavalli dress 🙂

    Kisses and hugs

    I ♥ U


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