Over the past few weeks Hollywood's older women haven't been on their best form. All I need to say is Nicole Kidman and V magazine and you should know where I'm going with that one, but Sharon Stone brought it all back on a good footing yesterday.
The actress chose this black Roberto Cavalli gown to attend the amfAR gala in Milan, a style that the designer reportedly designed especially for her.The cleavage bearing cut out on the front could easily have made this look steer down the mutton dressed as lamb route but Stone pulls it off.
Excess has always been the language of Roberto Cavalli's mainline. Sometimes the language is loud and OTT; other times he gets it spot on creating pieces that are the perfect combination of ornate detailing and wearability and his Resort 2013 was just that.
The artisanship that Cavalli is known for was on display with the prints but they were not overwhelming. Instead, the collection tapped into the special but accessible quality that has dominated the shows over the past few seasons.
One of the most striking prints he showed was a blue and white design that felt reminiscent of Willow China crockery. On one dress with a thigh high slit came in a particularly bold style, also appearing on open toe ankle boots and on the lapels of a crisp white suit but he also offered the print in a more subdued style on lightweight sleeveless summer dresses. Floral prints also appeared on wide leg trousers and shirt dresses and while the style is something that has continued to pop up for a while now, Cavalli's version is something I'm sure many would happily jump on board with.
Cheryl Cole made her big comeback this weekend on 'The Voice' performing the first single from her new album. You'll forgiven for not noticing, what with her leaping from the stage and all, but for the big occasion the singer chose to wear Roberto Cavalli in what looks like the start of a partnership on the promotion of the album.
'Cheryl and I have had a relationship for many years,' Cavalli told. 'It was a great pleasure to collaborate with her in designing an outfit, especially for her performance on The Voice. We used the signature Cavalli Fantasia and leopard prints to create a show-stopping outfit that enhanced her high-octane performance.'
Gisele Bundchen has been making the runway rounds recently after walking for Balenciaga and Givenchy last season and closing the Alexander Wang show in New York this month. But she's not the only supermodel returning to the runway. This morning Roberto Cavalli announced that Naomi Campbell, who is the face of the brand's S/S12 campaign, will walk exclusively in his show today in Milan.
New York Fashion Week started with a bang last night as the annual amfAR New York gala event took place to kick off this season's festivities. The gala, which raises money for HIV/AIDS research, always see the best of fashion and entertainment come under one roof and as you would expect, the red carpet outfits were strong. Models were particularly on form last night. Joan Smalls looking incredible in a black Givenchy gown, Anja Rubik sported that much loved black and gold Gucci flapper dress and Liya Kebede broke the penchant for gowns by opting for this season's two tone trousers teamed with a white blouse.
Despite Milan Fashion Week being in full swing, yesterday evening wasn't about clothes as Milan hosted the third annual amfAR Milano event. This years's chairs include models Eva Herzigova, Heidi Klum and Bar Refaeli and guests included Chanel Iman, John Legend, Roberto Cavalli and Giovanna Battaglia.