giovedì 18 agosto 2011

"In my planet, fashion, I'm the only straight man." Roberto Cavalli

Here I want to share a funny part between Roberto Cavalli and Colin McDowell who quizzed as part of his In Conversation series in Selfridges, Oxford Street.

RC: "In my planet, fashion, I'm the only straight man."

CM: "There's a few."

RC: "Who?"

CM: "Ralph Lauren, he's straight."

RC: "Are you sure?"

CM: "So, does being straight make you a better designer?"

RC: "Yes, maybe. Because I think of how I would like to have a woman close to me, in that moment. The femininity, the softness. Maybe, yes, anyway I'm happy as I am."

CM: "I think there must be a little bit of gayness in you, given the way you design for men."

RC: "I take that as a compliment. My first male fan was Lenny Kravitz, and I thought because of him, I have to design for men. In the evening every man looks the same. Like penguins. Women have a special dress for that event, men: the same tuxedo. I prefer to create for women. I think that women are more intelligent than men; that's why men have to be stronger. I really admire a woman for her intelligence, her personality, beauty is not enough."...

extract from
Roberto Cavalli Exclusive

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