37. I gave you a day off with no news from me – time to watch and relate to my fashion show on YouTube and on my website RobertoCavalli.com
Watch all the shows. I want you to understand that right now fashion is experiencing a little disorientation, it goes from boring minimalism to excess!
“In medio stat virtus,” Virtue is in the middle between the extremes of the excessively boring and the boringly excessive.
A dress should give a sense of your own beauty and a wish to communicate it.
The problem with “boring” is that leaves a woman without that sense of self-beauty and a wish to convey it.
Minimalism for girls too often leaves them frustrated with no sense of self-fulfillment and a desire to really their lives to the full.
The “Day After” began with anxiety to know the reactions of the press to my Fashion Show. My office has already left me all the newspapers in front of my door.
Well, with a good cup of coffee I start to browse the newspapers…
Not bad! I thought the headlines would go to King Armani, or he would have stomped and cut his advertising!
I can be happy, make me smile to read the articles of certain newspapers, which highlight my character as controversial and critical!
In the interviews before the Fashion Show the Journalists, knowing my polemical nature, besiege me with questions to coax a quote out of me.
I always fall for it!
Some of the journalists told me that Armani, and I personally have a great respect for him, had made a statement about a fashion show with some clothes so excessive as to be un-wearable. Armani was referring mainly to the motifs of fruit used by Dolce & Gabbana.
Well, you know, even my shows are not as soft as King Giorgio would wish.
So I responded by saying I am against the monotony in fashion. A designer uses the catwalk to show his creative capacity to make young women dream about fashion!
Then I foolishly fell into the journalist’s trap with the comment that Armani’s new Hotel looks a little like a “Psychiatric Hospital”.
I was foolish to externalize my thoughts, but the temptation arose because in New York the Armani store, which is in front of my boutique, has been christened “Psychiatric Hospital” by others because of its austerity and rigidity.
So this silly remark, made on the spur of the moment is one I never should have made!
One has to respect to be respected!
I start to pack. Lupo walks around me, crouches down and looks at me with soulful eyes as if to say: “I understand everything, you are leaving again!”
Yes Lupo it is true, I am leaving you again. I have to go to Dubai for the launch of my new fragrance. I’ll be back on Sunday.
I’ll bring you a big tasty bone. I promise!
My friends, you don’t get a bone… but a mountain of kisses!
I LOVE YOU