TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli (Italian pronunciation: [roˈbɛrto kaˈvalːi]) (born 15 November 1940) is an Italian fashion designer from Florence. He is known for detailed exotic prints and for creating the sand-blasted look for jeans which are now a standard style for the majority of jean makers. He is the father of fashion designer Daniele Cavalli (b. 1986). Roberto Cavalli was born in Florence, Tuscany. His grandfather, Giuseppe Rossi, was a member of the Macchiaioli Movement, whose work is exhibited in the Uffizi Gallery. Cavalli decided to enroll at the local Art Institute, concentrating in textile print. While still a student, he made a series of flower prints on knit that caught the attention of major Italian hosiery factories. In the early 1970s, he invented and patented a revolutionary printing procedure on leather, and he started creating patchworks of different materials. He debuted these techniques in Paris, immediately getting commissions from the likes of Hermès and Pierre Cardin. At age 30, he presented his first namesake collection at the Salon for Prêt-à-Porter in Paris. He brought it to the catwalks of the Sala Bianca of Palazzo Pitti in Florence, and later on those of Milano

LATEST STORIES
  
Roberto Cavalli & Young Lady -- The Bikini Battle!

Roberto Cavalli & Young Lady
The Bikini Battle!

Amber Alert!It was the battle of the animal print bikini bottoms, as bronzed beyond belief Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli charred his fine leather goods in pair of skimpy man panties… READ MORE >

Roberto Cavalli -- The Sexy Personal Lotion Assistant

Roberto Cavalli
& The Sexy Personal Lotion Assistant

Italian fashion designer Robert Cavalli definitely enjoys the finer things in life ... like having his sexy younger Russian girlfriend become his personal suntan lotion applier in Miami on… READ MORE >

- 954 days ago
Designer Roberto Cavalli in a Pinch

Designer Roberto Cavalli
In a Pinch

Roberto Cavalli proved he's a very hands on fashion designer while on vacation with his hot younger girlfriend in Sardinia on ThursdayThe 70-year-old has that magic touch. READ MORE >

- 1136 days ago
Roberto Cavalli Has Designs on Belly Dancer

Roberto Cavalli Has Designs on Belly Dancer

While at a club in Istanbul, Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli took a belly dancer's, er, measurements.Manhandling is in this season. See Also Is She Really Going Out Him?  READ MORE >

- 1720 days ago
Is She Really Going Out With Him?

Is She Really Going Out With Him?

Here's Speedo-lovin', diminutive designer Roberto Cavalli, 68, with a twenty-something model yesterday in Italy (left) -- and supermodel Paulina Porizkova with her full-bodied hubby of 20 years… READ MORE >

- 1779 days ago
The Evolution of Fashion

The Evolution of Fashion

Any time Roberto Cavalli sports Speedos and a designer woman's hand bag at the beach, you can bet there will be imitators. See Also Roberto Cavalli Has Seg-Way Too Much Money  READ MORE >

- 2093 days ago
Roberto Cavalli Has Seg-Way Too Much Money

Roberto Cavalli Has Seg-Way Too Much Money

After a few failed attempts -- fashion icon Roberto Cavalli showed he sucks at walking and rolled out on the streets of St. Tropez in his trusty rich man toy -- the… READ MORE >

- 2171 days ago
Spice Girls' Couture Craze

Spice Girls' Couture Craze

Zigga zigga hey ... that's an expensive gown! For their upcoming world tour, the Spice Girls are trading up -- from track suits to couture creations. They've commissioned wizened fashion wizard… READ MORE >

- 2472 days ago
Sharon Stone -- Flabulous!

Sharon Stone -- Flabulous!

Sharon Stone might want to think about doing a few squats instead of lounging around on a big boat.The actress oozed over the strings of her teeny-weeny bikini yesterday as she soaked in the sun… READ MORE >

- 2608 days ago
Roberto Cavalli Vodka Launch

Roberto Cavalli Vodka Launch

Oscar-winner Cuba Gooding Jr., Cindy Crawford, Nicky Hilton and an underage Mischa Barton came out to toast the launch of Roberto Cavalli's vodka. Designer Roberto Cavalli, known for dressing many… READ MORE >

- 2983 days ago

Around The Web