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Born in Florence, Italy in 1944, Roberto Cavalli attended the Florence Art Academy. His career started in 1965 when he was 21 years old by painting t-shirts with a friend from art school. He then set up a factory to do the printing. Later on in the early 70's Roberto Cavalli innovated by painting straignt onto skin. This idea was met with success and Italian Vogue began to take notice of Cavalli.
In 1977 Roberto was invited to judge a Miss Universe contest, and met one of the contestants Eva who became his wife and mother of their 3 children. She started by helping with the knitwear garments and now helps with all the projects at the Cavalli factory.
For 20 years now Cavalli has been making sexy garments which have been very successful in Italy and other European countries. His Spring 2002 collection, shown in Milan, covered a long catwalk with stripes and roses, mixed up with his usual wild animal prints, slashed, decomposed and embroidered endlessly.
In 1999 the opening of a store on Madison Avenue, in New York, whipped up great momentum. All the New York girls started wearing Cavalli jeans. Hot girls in hot places identified with the high glam sensibility of Cavalli's clothes. His clothes were worn by the stars of TV's hot serial "Sex and the City". Elton John was in the store for hours picking out clothes.
Roberto Cavalli is now one of the favourite designers of show business celebrities like Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige and Lenny Kravitz because of his whole strong approach, his colour, sexuality and boldness.