Perhaps the biggest question is, why would Cavalli, a lauded, powerful designer with a signature aesthetic, feel the need to rip off a much smaller brand?
In an interview with Colin McDowell at a Selfridges event, Roberto Cavalli discusses his sexuality and its effect on design:
An astute reader sent us a tip yesterday that really caught our attention. Spring 2010 sparked a bit of Miu Miu mania, so it's not surprising that many people have ripped off Ms. Prada's fanciful collection. However, back in the fall of 2008, Roberto Cavalli used a similar quirky print motif throughout his Just Cavalli show.