Roberto Cavalli parked his treasured blue 1970 Ferrari Daytona on the runway, a potent symbol of the “Miami Vice” fantasy that fueled his flashy spring collection.
It was full-throttle playboy: pastel linen suits with the sleeves pushed up, muscle Ts and billowing silk shirts open to there, exposing toned pecs and heavy chains swinging over them. Pompadour hairstyles and cheesy moustaches completed the Eighties lothario look.
Despite all the louche trappings — the animal prints and textures, the studs, the silk track pants — Cavalli was bang on trend with his tapered, pleated pants; his lightweight suits, killer in lustrous navy linen, and his casting of models familiar with the bench press.
Where these hot-blooded clothes are headed is anyone’s guess, but with Steven Tyler sitting front row, the Aerosmith tune wailing for the finale offered one clue: “Love in an Elevator.”