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Roberto Cavalli's New Uptown Space: Surprisingly Understated

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It's been a big week for Roberto Cavalli, and it's only Tuesday. Yesterday, the famously over-the-top designer revealed both his spring 2012 collection (in Milan) and his newly renovated New York flagship (on Madison Avenue and 63rd Street.) The former, according to Style.com, included models in gold and sequins who "looked like nothing less than messengers from the gods."

As for the latter, it's a little less blingy. The store does make use of luxe materials like Damaso glass, walnut parquet flooring, and python-printed leather upholstery. And, sure, some of the floor is also made of quartzite "mixed with crystal dust," which doesn't sound...un-glittery. Still, the colors are dark, the aesthetic is sleek, and the overall effect is less Vegas than Upper East Side.
· Roberto Cavalli Unveils Renovated NYC Flagship [WWD]
· Roberto Cavalli [Style.com]

Roberto Cavalli

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