Italian Designer Blasts American Fashion and Anna Wintour

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Roberto Cavalli has got real cojones, and you have to admire the way they're styled.

The man who specializes in exotic prints and sandblasted jeans hates anything too minimal, and he's not afraid to say it.

"Just look at American fashion," he told an interviewer, "which is almost fashion. It's terrible, and you almost can't look at it."

And then he named names. One, anyway.

"It's been driven by a great journalist, Anna Wintour," Cavalli went on, "who wants all women to be like her and to dress the way she does."

Oh, so that's why skinny, rich white women seem to be her target audience.

But guess who won't be getting any editorial coverage in Vogue any time soon? Roberto Cavalli!

What's more, he could easily wake up on the bottom of the Mediterranean, and--what's worse--wearing the wrong shoes!

One more Cavalli quote before I go back to sandblasting my tuxedo:

"Armani's new hotel in Milan looks like a psychiatric hospital."

I'm starting to love this guy's exotically printable emissions.

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15 comments
latenitebump
latenitebump

he´s right. klein, karan, lauren are not designers. that includes ford, jacobs, hilfiger, johnson, fields, sui, and kors.british designers just steal all their ideas from africa (including mcqueen).japanese, italian, french, and spanish are the real deal.

CavalliTeAmo
CavalliTeAmo

Oh who cares what that cadaver with a dyed pageboy and feet so big you could tobaggan down Mt. Washington on them has to say? Wintour's in her winter, spring's on the way!

nostradavid
nostradavid

Victoria looks rather posh with Roberto.

mec
mec

M Musto - I don't like the new Voice website layout.  It really not easy to find your two different columns.  Pity!  Complain for us, will you?

Musto
Musto

While I work on that, you can come to dailymusto.com any time you want this blog. Also, there's the "La Dolce Musto: the column" link all the time here, on the right side of the page. Thanks.

rolph
rolph

Yay for him for standing up to the tyrrany of American fashion! And he was nice enough to say Wintour is a "great journalist," which is pushing it.

Miss Understood
Miss Understood

I agree with Cavalli.  American fashion is a snooze.  Americans just want a little black dress from a famous name.  British and Italian Vogue are far more sophisticated and unrestrained. Americans just point anything interesting and say "that looks like Lady Gaga".

NOOKA NYC
NOOKA NYC

always surprising to see euro trash designers criticizing a whole country when americans like tom ford [and myself] add so much to the global conversation!

Deeva
Deeva

And who is "yourself"? Not being catty, just curious.

NOOKA NYC
NOOKA NYC

matthew waldman of www.nooka.comi'm a genius!

Stuka
Stuka

In your own mind, chile, only in your own mind. A genius, that is.

Deeva
Deeva

And Cavalli lashed out at Armani too! (See above blog)

Malone Sizelove
Malone Sizelove

Could he be lashing out now because he's not getting any coverage in "Vogue" now? Like when Anna said back in the early 90s, "The Armani Era is over", and he pulled his ads and lashed out at her too.

Deeva
Deeva

He's probably already wearing the wrong shoes.

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