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Quote of the Day: Roberto Cavalli on Zara, Michael Kors

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Roberto Cavalli and Michael Kors

"Now you have designers and you have Zara, which is meant to be fast and sold at a very cheap price, so you expect [copying.]... But Mr. Michael Kors, he copies everything! It’s really a scandal and nobody has the courage to say anything. It’s really not fair."

- Fashion designer Roberto Cavalli calls out Zara and fellow designer Michael Kors on their plagiarizing habits.

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Roberto Cavalli: Cheryl Cole is the ‘Perfect’ Cavalli Woman

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Cheryl Cole in Roberto CavalliRoberto Cavalli thinks Cheryl Cole is the "perfect Cavalli woman."

The Italian designer - who dressed the "Call My Name" hitmaker for her appearance on talent show The Voice on Saturday night - believes the singer is an ideal person to wear his clothes because she is "strong, confident and sexy."

"Cheryl is the perfect Cavalli woman. Strong, confident and sexy," he said.

Roberto and Cheryl designed a custom-made outfit consisting of vibrant colors mixed with leopard print as well as waistcoat shapes from his Spring/Summer 2012 collection for the 28-year-old singer's performance on the BBC One show - and he found it a "great pleasure" to work with the brunette beauty.

"Cheryl and I have had a relationship for many years. 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," he added.

Roberto Cavalli: American Fashion is Terrible

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Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli thinks American fashion is '"terrible." The Italian fashion designer is so disgusted by the state of the industry in America that he "almost can't look at it," and he places part of the blame on US Vogue magazine editor Anna Wintour because he believes she wants everyone to "dress the way she does."

"Just look at American fashion, which is almost fashion. It's terrible and you almost can't look at it, but it has been driven by a great journalist - Anna Wintour - who wants all women to be like her and to dress the way she does.''

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Items Du Jour: Siriano Designs Sponges and Beyonce’s New Look

Beyonce behind the scenes of her new music video-- Freelance model/photographer/retoucher Felice Fawn defends and provides proof of her Facebook conversation with Terry Richardson, which (not surprisingly) perpetuated his sleazy image. A fan of his work, Fawn is still holding out that the person who messaged her was a fraud.

-- American Apparel is supposedly even closer to filing bankruptcy.

-- Male model Eric Zentner -- who appeared in Versace ads, Teen Vogue editorials, and a Katy Perry music video -- was killed in a hit and run accident while he was en route to visit his mother last Saturday. Police are still searching for the suspect.

-- Beyonce was spotted on the set of her latest music video, which features the first single off her new album. In the photos, she wears Roberto Cavalli Pre-Spring 2011 and Fall/Winter 2011. Like her gal pal Gaga, she seems to have again reinvented her look.

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Milan Menswear Fashion Week Brings Fun,Color

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Vivienne Westwood Menswear Fall/Winter 2011Vivienne Westwood's menswear collection was a hit at Milan Menswear Fashion Week yesterday.

The British designer managed to bring a touch of fun to the showcase as she sent her male models - wearing the brand's Fall/Winter 2011 designs - down the catwalk sporting slicked back hair and crimson lipstick. The streamlined collection included checks, 50s tailoring, patterned knits and elaborate prints.

Marni and Emporio Armani also showcased their collections yesterday while Missoni focused on bright colors and vivid prints, with an eye-catching raincoat one of the highlights.

Burberry Prorsum and Roberto Cavalli opened Milan Menswear Fashion Week on Saturday with Dolce & Gabbana using the color red to brighten up their designs. Milan will finish today with shows by Gucci, Versace and Pringle of Scotland, but all eyes will be on Sarah Burton as she shows her second Alexander McQueen men's range after enjoying rave reviews last year.

Paris Menswear Fashion Week will kick off on Wednesday with the Thierry Mugler show where Lady Gaga has been confirmed as "musical director."

Roberto Cavalli Accepts Design Advice, Wants to Get Pregnant

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Roberto Cavallil at work designing

Roberto Cavalli is not afraid to ask for help when it comes to his clothing collections. Despite his label recently celebrating its 40th anniversary, the legendary designer says he is happy to have input from other people as he wants to keep his creations interesting and up-to-date.

"To keep up with the tam-tam of fashion, we need help from stylists. For Armani, it is enough to change one lapel on one jacket. From us the people expect new design, new style, new way to attract the new boyfriend."

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Roberto Cavalli’s Jungle Collection

Roberto Cavalli Spring/Summer 2011

Roberto Cavalli put on a striking jungle-themed collection at the closing day of yesterday.

The Italian style stalwart welcomed guests including Heidi Klum, Leona Lewis and Taylor Swift to the front row of the show, which was held in a glass tent. The celebrities saw a collection heavy on tight trousers, snakeskin, and a palette of pale pink, brown and light blue, with all the models styled with long, straight hair and dark eyes.

Colorful Milan Fashion Week

Gucci Spring/Summer 2011Vibrant colors have already proved a key trend at .

With Gucci kicking off proceedings yesterday morning, the iconic Italian brand showcased its vibrant collection based upon “grown up glamour.”

Prada followed this trend in its runway show, with a whole host of bright and jeweled colors being a key feature of the collection, which also included a playful, banana print and bold stripes. Elsewhere, proved the floral trend is set to make a re-emergence next summer, with a number of feminine floral pieces featured.

However, it’s not just bright colors that will be popular in the Spring/Summer 2011 collection - Alberta Ferretti and Luisa Beccaria both opted for romantic, ethereal-looking pieces, with pretty lace dresses and sheer chiffon tops. Additionally, the Fendi brand showcased a completely different style from the other collections previewed at Milan Fashion Week, opting for a more ‘70s feel.

The great and good of the fashion world are set to descend on the capital in the coming days to display their pieces, with shows from Roberto Cavalli, Giorgio Armani and Versace scheduled for later in the week. is already in the Italian city and is likely to be in the front row and many events.

Roberto Cavalli Designs Shakira’s World Cup Dress

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Roberto Cavalli's sketchRoberto Cavalli is to dress for the closing ceremony of the 2010 soccer World Cup.

The Italian fashion designer - who previously worked with the Spice Girls on their 2007/08 world tour - will dress the “She Wolf” singer for the third time during the event’s festivities, as she has already worn two of his creations to perform at the opening ceremony in South Africa.

The outfit for the closing performance features a silk-fringed skirt covered in pink flowers and ethnic prints, while a separate top is embroidered with multi-colored pearls. Accessories will include leather bracelets ornately decorated with floral silk.

Shakira will perform her song “Waka Waka” at the event, as she did at the opening ceremony. The Columbian-born singer recently spoke of her excitement at performing at the World Cup: “I am honored that ‘Waka Waka’ was chosen to be part of the excitement and the legacy of the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The soccer World Cup is a miracle of global excitement, connecting every country, race, religion and condition around a single passion.”

Items Du Jour: Gareth Pugh the DJ, Burton Unveils Resort Line, Bald Supermodels

Description—Fashion designer Gareth Pugh will appear at the Istanbul fashion-forward festival, Istancool, as a DJ: “I haven’t done it in ages so I’m definitely a bit rusty - I’m certainly not skilled at mixing- it’s all about the selection.”

—After giving birth to her son, model Jourdan Dunn has dodged work and the spotlight for some time now. In addition to being snapped up behind-the-scenes of an i-D shoot, rumor has it that the 20 year-old is to appear in this upcoming September issue of Vogue.

—Where’s Tyra’s hair advice when you need her? Supermodel Naomi Campbell was working a Mobil gas station when a hair stylist adjusted her hair, only to reveal a bald spot on the side of her head—and it doesn’t look like she was making a statement.

—Sarah Burton, new creative director of Alexander McQueen, unveiled her resort Spring/Summer 2011 collection, and thankfully, she has stayed true to the label’s nature.

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