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Roberto CavalliSpring Summer 2014 Milan

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9/21/2013 Ed Kavishe/fashionwirepress.com

AFP - A film reel whirrs, the soundtrack starts, then action! Roberto Cavalli on Saturday paid homage to cinema -- a two-way relationship that has been one of the themes at Milan Fashion Week.

"Welcome to my movie set!" the silver-maned Cavalli, dressed in a black suit and sunglasses, told journalists at the start of the catwalk show, sweeping his arm across a vast marquee tent with spotlights and celluloid decorations.

Models dressed like glamorous 1930s film stars paraded in an array of shimmering figure-hugging gowns with furs thrown over the shoulder.

Whites, blacks and silvers dominated the spring/summer 2014 collection, which conveyed a sense of high elegance, plus Cavalli's signature sensuality with see-through and backless lace dresses that left little to the imagination.

Cavalli, whose German Shepherd "Lupo" ("Wolf") kept inquisitive reporters in check, said he wanted an "eccentric, romantic and exuberant" look.

There were also jackets and trousers made from a patchwork of python, iguana and crocodile skins along with denim -- a return to wildlife themes for Cavalli, who has become perhaps best known for his leopard-print clothes.

Cavalli said he had looked to the film world because fashion and cinema shared the same inspiration -- "an artistic vision that uses the best artisanal techniques to give life to a place where dreams become possible".

French-owned Italian fashion house Fendi also paid homage to the symbiotic relationship between these two worlds in an exhibition unveiled this week entitled "Making Dreams" at the Teatro Manzoni -- a classic 1940s cinema.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FENDI SS2014 COLLECTION

"Our catwalks are like canvases through which we tell stories," Silvia Venturini Fendi said at the exhibition, which highlights Fendi's relationship with directors from Martin Scorsese to Wim Wenders to Luchino Visconti.

A variety of Fendi fur coats could be seen on mannequins in the cinema's red velvet seats and included the ones worn by Michelle Pfeiffer in "The Age of Innocence" (1993) or Gwyneth Paltrow in "The Royal Tenenbaums" (2003).

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9/21/2013 Ed Kavishe/fashionwirepress.com

AFP - A film reel whirrs, the soundtrack starts, then action! Roberto Cavalli on Saturday paid homage to cinema -- a two-way relationship that has been one of the themes at Milan Fashion Week.

"Welcome to my movie set!" the silver-maned Cavalli, dressed in a black suit and sunglasses, told journalists at the start of the catwalk show, sweeping his arm across a vast marquee tent with spotlights and celluloid decorations.

Models dressed like glamorous 1930s film stars paraded in an array of shimmering figure-hugging gowns with furs thrown over the shoulder.

Whites, blacks and silvers dominated the spring/summer 2014 collection, which conveyed a sense of high elegance, plus Cavalli's signature sensuality with see-through and backless lace dresses that left little to the imagination.

Cavalli, whose German Shepherd "Lupo" ("Wolf") kept inquisitive reporters in check, said he wanted an "eccentric, romantic and exuberant" look.

There were also jackets and trousers made from a patchwork of python, iguana and crocodile skins along with denim -- a return to wildlife themes for Cavalli, who has become perhaps best known for his leopard-print clothes.

Cavalli said he had looked to the film world because fashion and cinema shared the same inspiration -- "an artistic vision that uses the best artisanal techniques to give life to a place where dreams become possible".

French-owned Italian fashion house Fendi also paid homage to the symbiotic relationship between these two worlds in an exhibition unveiled this week entitled "Making Dreams" at the Teatro Manzoni -- a classic 1940s cinema.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE FENDI SS2014 COLLECTION

"Our catwalks are like canvases through which we tell stories," Silvia Venturini Fendi said at the exhibition, which highlights Fendi's relationship with directors from Martin Scorsese to Wim Wenders to Luchino Visconti.

A variety of Fendi fur coats could be seen on mannequins in the cinema's red velvet seats and included the ones worn by Michelle Pfeiffer in "The Age of Innocence" (1993) or Gwyneth Paltrow in "The Royal Tenenbaums" (2003).


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