Roberto Cavalli Turns to Stone for F/W 24

For the latest Roberto Cavalli F/W 24 offering, Fausto Puglisi wanted to look outside the archives for once. After a holiday trip home to Sicily, Puglisi was inspired by the churches there to take Italian marble and melt it into acidic, savory prints. The wallpaper-like treatment was applied throughout to the Cavalli signatures of lace-trimmed babydoll dresses, floor-length bias frocks, and, surprisingly, cocooning puffers like the ones sported in looks 2 and 31. Supple velvet was transformed to mimic marble with devoré techniques and monochromatic plissé pleats created a minimal yet mesmerizing palette cleanser to the various prints. If all-black-everything is more of your alignment, there was plenty for your conservative fancy with Puglisi’s power suiting that conjured up stirrups pants for a more bodycon silhouette, double-breasted jackets, and a full-leather, midi skirt ensemble with thigh-bearing slit, rocked by Kiki Willems. Puglisi gave the modern woman the right to choose how to expose herself with a collection that teetered between old codes and new eras. But don’t fret; the sex appeal was all there in glimmering minis and the midriff-exposed gowns like the one Apolline Rocco Fohrer closed in. Cast by Barbara Nicoli & Leila Ananna, look at these backstage photos captured by Sonny Vandevelde for a glimpse at all the exhilarating moments as models saunter off the runway.

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