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Lived with Miss Europe and mocked Kirkorov in Kyiv: interesting facts about Roberto Cavalli, whose fashion designs conquered the world

Roberto Cavalli became famous all over the world

The death of the Italian fashion guru Roberto Cavalli at the age of 83 shocked the world as he managed to win many hearts with his unique designs during his long life. The Italian showed a flair for creativity since childhood.

The designer preferred to be called a "fashion artist". OBOZ.UA decided to tell you some interesting facts about the iconic man, whose outfits have conquered both ordinary customers and world celebrities.

The origins of his talent

Roberto's grandfather, Giuseppe Rossi, was a well-known portrait painter in the region and also taught painting to young girls. The world-famous fashion designer's mother, Rolando Fratini, together with her daughter Lietta, founded a clothing studio. Fashion, drawing and art have surrounded Cavalli since childhood, so it was difficult for him to think about another profession.

Marriage to Miss Europe

In the early 1970s, Cavalli invented and patented a new procedure for applying drawings to the skin, and even then his name became recognizable, so in 1977 Roberto was invited to be a member of the Miss Universe beauty pageant jury.

Lived with Miss Europe and mocked Kirkorov in Kyiv: interesting facts about Roberto Cavalli, whose fashion designs conquered the world

In the Dominican Republic, where the finals took place, he immediately listed Eva Maria Düringer as his favorite Miss Austria. But the beauty took second place, becoming the first vice miss. In the same year, she became a semi-finalist in the Miss World contest, and in 1978 she won the Miss Europe contest.

The Austrian model devoted herself to helping her husband with his business as she was also a talented fashion designer. However, they divorced in 2010.

Lived with Miss Europe and mocked Kirkorov in Kyiv: interesting facts about Roberto Cavalli, whose fashion designs conquered the world

A father of many children

The Italian is survived by six children, the youngest of whom, son Giorgio, was born to the fashion artist by model Sandra Nilsson, who is almost 50 years younger. In 2023. 5 of his other heirs have long been of age.

Last years of life and hobbies

Although Roberto Cavalli started out as a designer. He mastered a new business at the end of his life, becoming a restaurateur. In 2002, the Italian opened his first cafe shop in Florence. Soon after, Just Cavalli opened its doors in Milan.

Lived with Miss Europe and mocked Kirkorov in Kyiv: interesting facts about Roberto Cavalli, whose fashion designs conquered the world

In addition, he was fond of cars and fast driving, loved to sail a yacht, got a pilot's license and bought a helicopter on credit, and also bred thoroughbred horses. By the way, his eldest son Tommaso took over his father's last hobby and received a professional education in this field.

Cavalli in Kyiv, trolling Kirkorov

In 2006, Roberto Cavalli came to Kyiv to judge the Miss Europe pageant. In a conversation with journalists in the audience, the name of Putin fan Philip Kirkorov, who had been the face of the Cavalli brand in Russia for several years and was proud of his personal acquaintance with the master, was mentioned. The Italian just shrugged his shoulders.

"I don't know this lady," he said, which made the audience laugh.

By the way, the traitor Ani Lorak once wore the designer's dress while representing Ukraine at the 2008 Eurovision Song Contest.

Lived with Miss Europe and mocked Kirkorov in Kyiv: interesting facts about Roberto Cavalli, whose fashion designs conquered the world

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