Born in Florence, Tuscany, Roberto Cavalli enrolled at the local Art Institute, concentrating on textile print. In the early 1970s, began to experiment with leather and patchwork, and developed a high-powered bohemian sensuality that remains his trademark today. Cavalli later moved to Paris, instantly catching attention (and commissions) from Pierre Cardin and Hermès. The brand now incorporates Roberto Cavalli Vodka, childrenswear, jeans and menswear and Cavalli also designed an exclusive line for high-street giant H&M in 2007.
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