Why Roberto Cavalli Won't Be Lending Stars Dresses For The Oscars

Why Roberto Cavalli Won't Be Lending Stars Dresses For The Oscars

The fashion designer isn't interested in 'spending millions' dressing celebrities

Roberto Cavalli has taken a swipe at fashion's preoccupation with celebrity endorsements, as he revealed he wishes the industry was less interested in dressing famous faces.

Speaking to WWD before his Just Cavalli show at Milan Fashion Week, the designer said: 'I wish fashion were less tied to communication and stars. I can’t understand all these fashion companies spending millions to dress celebrities. And the fault is also that of the media that fuel this frenzy.'

Despite celebrities from Naomi Campbell and Olivia Palermo to Emma Thompon and Ellie Goulding choosing to wear his glamorous evening gowns to high profile events, the designer says he isn't interested in spending money on dressing them.

Naomi Campbell wearing Roberto Cavalli

'I don’t care to spend millions to dress Lady Gaga so that she can say she is wearing my clothes,' Cavalli said.

'That’s why I have pulled out of the Oscars circuit and I go to the Grammys. It’s different there.'

How it's different, we're not entirely sure. But even though Cavalli says he doesn't care to clothe celebrities, we're sure it won't stop them wearing his clothes, even if it means they have to pay for the pleasure.

By Olivia Marks

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