Roberto Cavalli sought to entertain with his spring 2014 collection for his namesake line. And entertainment seemed to be his inspiration, with movie lights shining down on his models and booming, cinematic music setting the scene.
In doing so he may have, hopefully, officially become the last designer to do a '20s-inspired collection after Great Gatsby/Downton Abbey-mania.
Still, it was Gatsby done the Cavalli way--i.e. sexy and luxurious. Drop-waist dresses were done in animal prints; art deco embroidery adorned luxe jackets; big, bold tassel necklaces swung from models' necks; flapper dresses were covered in extra sparkly beads; and fur adorned many a shoulder, to a tasteful level of excess.
The most stunning portion of the collection was the eveningwear: it was Cavalli sexiness meets 1920s Hollywood glamour. Our favorites were the body-hugging long-sleeve gowns done with lace and beading in black and white. The white could be a wedding dress for, say, a particularly daring supermodel. The black needs to have a red carpet moment.
Overall, it was one of our favorite Cavalli collections in a while.