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Harper's Bazaar (India) - - BAZAAR STYLE -

For Fall 2014, Roberto Cavalli made the flap­per fierce with eques­trian ad­di­tions, fire­light hues, and lots of fur Roberto Cavalli’s Fall 2014 lineup was a cel­e­bra­tion of the ’20s, ’30s, and ’40s. Sin­u­ous flap­per dresses and geo­met­ric prints were re­worked with em­bel­lish­ments and pat­terns. The source of his in­spi­ra­tion was the life of Amer­i­can pho­tog­ra­pher and model El­iz­a­beth (Lee) Miller, the cel­e­brated free­lancer of the era who was muse to artist Man Ray. She had walked the ramps of New York and Paris, and cov­ered events of the WWII as a war cor­re­spon­dent. She was even sus­pected of be­ing a Soviet spy. Cavalli trans­lated her glam­our and grit through furs dyed in fiery hues to rep­re­sent the wartime scenery that Miller would no doubt have been through. The sil­hou­ettes changed from drop-waist dresses to flares-and-biker jack­ets, ref­er­enc­ing Miller’s Amer­i­can her­itage. Cavalli ended the show with del­i­cately em­bel­lished gowns, as if yearn­ing to go back into Miller’s Parisian past, bal­anc­ing fe­roc­ity with fab­u­lous­ness.

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