MADE IN THE SHADE: Taylor Swift and Leona Lewis are among VIPs due to attend Roberto Cavalli’s spring-summer fashion show in Milan on Monday, two days before his 40th anniversary event in Paris.


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They are due to be joined by Rachel Bilson, Heidi Klum, Laetitia Casta and Natalia Vodianova, among others, in what Cavalli is billing as a celebration of “the beauty and the sensuality of women.”


On Thursday, Karolina Kurkova at his side, Cavalli unveiled a range of limited-edition sunglasses, dubbed Dea (Goddess in English), also in honor of the anniversary. Cavalli posed for paparazzi in one such pair, edged in snakeskin print leather. However, Cavalli is hardly ever spotted without dark glasses. “Perhaps they help me overcome my shyness—and even a few lines around the eyes, because we all have our weaknesses, don’t we?” quipped the designer.

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