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Roberto Cavalli’s Groovy Jet Set Cool

Godfrey Deeny
February 28th, 2010 @ 3:18 PM - Milan

If any designer truly dresses the contemporary jet set, it is Roberto Cavalli, whose new Imperial Russian meets rock star arm candy collection was the raciest thing seen in Milan this season.

Furs swaddled half the looks in the fall 2010 collection, staged Sunday, Feb. 28, in a central Milan military barracks, from shaggy rued fox boleros to steel-hued astrakhan vests. Cavalli took a swing through central Asia too, sending out sheepskins, beautifully embroidered with Russian Imperial motifs or Cossack patterns in bullion, before finally ending up in London with his exotic after-party combos of biker furs and Afghan pants.

The paparazzi went into a piranha-like feeding frenzy when Lindsay Lohan showed up, hair in a loose chignon, wearing a one strap silver volume mini cocktail dress.

Cavalli, ever confident, even came out before the show, something designers never do, to greet his guests, wandering over to bend and kiss the hand of Anna Wintour of Vogue.

Next, the models marched out onto a metal and wood checkerboard runway, strutting through a fantastic theatrical backdrop that looked like a gentile aristocratic artist’s badly decayed country atelier.

Under the furs, Cavalli dressed his tousled, bedroom haired models in semi-transparent chiffon dresses, trousers and harem pants. Even though this was a fall season of shows, half the collections in Milan featured skimpy pants.

The designer also picked up on a key Italian trend, abstract prints, except his were variations on animal skin colors, giving the clothes an even more glamorous mood.

Adding to the allure was a brilliant amusement park soundtrack that injected a surreal touch to this brilliantly pulled off fashion moment.

“I loved it. I thought it was very ‘60s, very rock and roll, very clash of colors, very Cavalli,” said Rolling Stones guitarist Ron Wood, seconds after the thundering applause had died down at the end of this show.

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