Roberto Cavalli Fashion Show, Arco della Pace, Milan

My very first Fashion Show.. Roberto Cavalli!!!

Yesterday I attended my very first fashion showSSS ever: Roberto Cavalli and Gianfranco Ferre!!! The shows were following each other quite closely as Cavalli was a 1pm while Ferre was at 3pm, which did not leave me much time in between, especially taking into account that the shows were on completely different parts of the city and that it is literally impossible to find a free cab at the exit of the show as everyone is rushing out for the next shows at the same time.. but that apparently made me feel the ‘real Fashion Week marathon experience’!

As I can not tell you all in one post, let’s start today with the Roberto Cavalli show. More than a glamourous report, I want to explain you in this post how attending a show really works in practice with a little practical step by step guide (with more glamourous posts to follow later).

Roberto Cavalli Fashion Show, Arco della Pace, Milan

Roberto Cavalli Fashion Show, Arco della Pace, Milan

The invitations alone were already amazing.. on a big thick black cartoon.. my only concern was to avoid that the security takes it away from me when checking me in but thanks god, they did not ;)))

Roberto Cavalli Fashion Show, Arco della Pace, Milan

Roberto Cavalli Fashion Show, Arco della Pace, Milan

The show was on Arco della Pace, just next to the Parco Sempione where Cavalli has its famous nightclub. They installed a huge temporary marquise for the occassion.. The effect was very impressive!!

Roberto Cavalli Show, Arco della Pace, Milan

Roberto Cavalli Show, Arco della Pace, Milan

Roberto Cavalli Show, Arco della Pace, Milan

Roberto Cavalli Show, Arco della Pace, Milan

There were loads of people waiting outside.. A good mix of rich-chic clients, uber-styled fashion addicts and celebrities (here above is a pic of French actor Jean-Paul Belmondo).. but you know what.. also loads of normal looking people! So, nope, no need to feel too shy actually ;))

Roberto Cavalli Fashion Show, Arco della Pace, Milan

Roberto Cavalli Fashion Show, Arco della Pace, Milan

Grazia was distributing goodies bag with a free copy of their French, Italian.. and Chinese editions! You also had guys distributing the “Milano Daily Front Row“, a daily magazine existing for the time of the Fashion Week informing you about all the news and gossips of the week (like that champagne was already flowing well before noon at the Backstage of Fendi, etc).. loved it too! Also some guys were distributing a little guide with references of all the shows, parties and many showrooms addresses and email addresses of press contacts.. how useful to a blogger could that be!

Roberto Cavalli Show, Arco della Pace, Milan

Roberto Cavalli Show, Arco della Pace, Milan

Then ok.. just to explain you: there are different queues depending on whether you were from the press, with an assigned seat number or ‘just’ standing.. I was myself standing, but you know what.. so were a few other famous bloggers I spotted there so don’t think that these standing seats are bad! Also, the shows apparently always start about 30 mn late.. so, pls, do not look like a newbie and look all panicked if you arrive just 5 mn before the official time of the show.. it is actually very much on time for the fashion world! ;)

Roberto Cavalli Fashion Show, Arco della Pace, Milan

Roberto Cavalli Fashion Show, Arco della Pace, Milan

Now, this was the room and decor inside.. very very impressive!

Roberto Cavalli Show, Arco della Pace, Milan

Roberto Cavalli Show, Arco della Pace, Milan

These are a few pics I took from the show itself.. but it was actually very dark inside, so they are not great.. If you want to see the collection, I suggest you go watch the official video of the show on Cavalli website (click here) – then you’ll also get the music ;)) – and if you just want to see pictures, go on my friend’s site (click here) – she always puts up pics of all collections on her site!

Roberto Cavalli Show, Arco della Pace, Milan

Roberto Cavalli Show, Arco della Pace, Milan

So.. That’s it for a little practical guide on how it does work to attend a show. Tomorrow, I’ll tell you about extremely elegant Gianfranco Ferre show, my choice of outfit.. and then about a few after-show parties! xx

10 thoughts on “My very first Fashion Show.. Roberto Cavalli!!!

  1. Fashionthroughtravel

    Great poooost!!!! I’m dying to see what you were wearing, what you liked, who you took pctures of… and also to see your excited face inside the tent! The Cavalli show is going to come really soon on my blog so we can be connected ;)

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  2. Cecily

    I love your different sights of fashion week. I mean i can see the collection in a lot of other blogs or websites, but you give us the inside scoop on how does it work ;)
    Cavalli has a nightclub??? i did´nt have any idea of that!
    And 5 minutes before the show.. i would call that “fashionably late” hahahah

    xx

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  3. Englishvers

    Ah, you’ve been enjoying the shows I see;-)
    I’m looking forward to Paris Fashion Week.
    Congratulations on your first show.
    I stopped doing shows after having seen so many.

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  4. Absolute B.

    AWESOME !! Ca devrait être génial. Merci pour les conseils parce que je vais faire mon possible pour m’organiser et être présente à la Paris Fashion Week (ou peut être la Milano FW vu que ma collègue Shug habite à Bologne) de la saison prochaine !!

    xx Absolute B d’Incognito

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