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MFW: Roberto Cavalli spins the '80s right round, like a record

Roberto cavalli milan fashion week fall 2009 MILAN — Roberto Cavalli seemed to have '80s-era biker bars and heavy metal hair bands in mind when he designed his forgettable collection of leather leggings, zippered and studded suede miniskirts and fur-trimmed motorcycle jackets, with a few sheer gowns worn over leotards thrown in for good measure.

The collection was so thin, a few of us wondered whether all of his samples had arrived. Where were the sumptuous feathered and beaded gowns the designer is known for? Not the sign of a healthy business.

— Booth Moore

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