About Roberto Cavalli:
Roberto Cavalli is an Italian fashion designer from Florence. He is known for exotic prints and for creating the sand-blasted look for jeans. He is the father of fashion designer Daniele Cavalli (b. 1986).
I began to speak well at a very advanced age - 15, 16, 17 years old. It was psychological: the trauma of war, my family and growing up on my own. I was more or less a street kid.
Florence and art is something that is part of my life and is part of myself.
I would like the people that buy my clothes to understand that for me it's one small piece of art.
The big fish run the show. I'm a middle fish, but there are small fish that are poisonous.
I learn much more by traveling by myself.
I am a helicopter pilot. Something that gives me pleasure sometimes is taking my helicopter to go high, 2000 meter, 6000 feet, to go there and feel like a bird. In this moment I feel free.
Today the world is a big jungle.
Every girl creates a dream in her mind; everyone needs an idol.
It is important to be chic.
I meet people, I like to ask: which sign are you?
You can't just buy things for the label - it's ridiculous.
Sometimes incompetence is useful. It helps you keep an open mind.
I enjoy seeing people have fun.
I feel fashion needs me for many, many years more.
I'm used to always deciding everything myself. It's a blessing, but also a terrible defect.
Maybe I think too much.
Maybe I am looking for the reason why I exist.
What is too much? There is no such thing!
My name is very often associated with parties and entertaining, but it's not true. I am not such a party person.
In my planet, fashion, I'm the only straight man.