Recession defying gowns from Roberto Cavalli

Recession defying gowns from Roberto Cavalli
Roberto Cavalli

Designer Roberto Cavalli, who’s fans include Girls Aloud, Madonna and Victoria Beckham, is due to launch a luxury prêt-a-porter collection from his store in Paris.

The term 'Recession' has clearly not entered red carpet fave, Roberto Cavalli's dictionary. The designer has unveiled a unique made-to-measure service for his wealthy clientele, called Roberto Cavalli Saint-Honoré. Producing just 35 pieces a year, the service will offer bespoke cocktail dresses, wedding gowns and evening wear, with prices starting at a whopping €30,000.

Each of the items will be entirely hand-made, from the fabric printing to the embroidery and beading. Cavalli, however, has stated that the new range is not the beginning of a couture collection but rather an extension of the service already offered to celebrities and red carpet clients.

In a recent interview the designer highlighted his choice to ignore the recession. "I never pay attention to costs," he said. "It's not attractive to speak about numbers. Why can't we just focus on the beauty of an object? I don't know anything about the financial crisis. We'll make a recovery by everyone loving their life, each other, and being positive."

By Sophie Warburton


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