Roberto Cavalli’s colourful and flamboyant designs are not for everyone, but Alicia Keys, one of his most loyal celebrity fans, has chosen a Cavalli dress to wear on the cover of her new album ‘The Element of Freedom’ (out in two weeks).
We’d love to get our hands on a Cavalli dress, but the closest we’ve come to owning one was through the H&M collaboration he did two years ago. For now it’s enough just to lust over the likes of fringed dresses and diamante-encrusted platform sandals from his last collection.
Other celeb fans include Jennifer Lopez and Shakira, who love him for his ultra-sexy dresses. Surprisingly, he’s toned down this trademark glamour in his collections in recent years – his spring/summer 2010 catwalk show was even labelled ‘conceptual’ by one fashion writer, and featured lots of decidedly unsexy layering. We think Alicia’s choice of a halter gown with attention-grabbing feathered collar is classic Cavalli. You can get a taste of the feather trend in lots of high street shops right now – try Asos and Topshop for a feathered skirt or hair accessory.