By Pema Bakshi

Recalling the Greatest Red Carpet Moments in Roberto Cavalli’s History

In memory of the prolific designer, we look back on his impact.
MILAN, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 25: Designer Roberto Cavalli and his wife Eva acknowledge the applause of the public after the Just Cavalli Womenswear S/S 2011 show during Milan Fashion Week on September 25, 2010 in Milan, Italy. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)

Roberto Cavalli has been a purveyor of rampant glamour (or ‘loud luxury’ as the kids would call it) since his inception into the fashion industry in the ’70s. Synonymous with high-octane prints, show-stopping cutouts, and slinky silhouettes well before they became the pinnacle of fashion in the early 2000s—and again now—the Italian designer was truly in a league of his own.

With early fans in Brigitte Bardot and Sophia Loren, Cavalli steadily earned a major presence in Hollywood for his rich aesthetic and quickly became the covet of every starlet in the 90s and 2000s. Even now, younger celebrities like Zendaya and Hailey Bieber consistently reach for his early archive pieces from when he was still helming his namesake label.

As we mourn the designer’s recent passing at 83, we commemorate his impact. Though he is no longer with us, it’s clear Cavalli lived large—just look at his sprawling 13-hectare Tuscan estate, complete with a pet tiger. What he leaves behind is an inimitable legacy of unbridled Italian luxury that continues to be a staple of the industry. In a sea of minimalist staples and stealth wealth, his bold vision will be sorely missed.

Ahead, we rounded up some of his most iconic creations that have graced the red carpet.

Aaliyah, 2000

Aaliyah (Photo by Rob Beccaris/WireImage)

Christina Aguilera, 2002

Christina Aguilera during VH1 Big in 2002 Awards – Arrivals at Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, CA, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Beyonce, 2004

LONDON – FEBRUARY 17: Singer Beyonce Knowles arrives at the “Brit Awards 2004” at Earls Court 2 on February 17, 2004 in London. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images)

Mischa Barton, 2004

Mischa Barton during 6th Annual Mercedes-Benz DesignCure at Home of Sugar Ray and Bernadette Leonard in Pacific Palisades, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

Kelly Clarkson, 2004

Kelly Clarkson during 32nd Annual American Music Awards – Red Carpet at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc)

Victoria Beckham, 2005

Victoria Beckham wearing Roberto Cavalli (Photo by Toni Anne Barson/WireImage)

Kate Hudson, 2005

Kate Hudson in London, United Kingdom. (Photo by Tim Whitby/WireImage)

Nicole Richie, 2005

Nicole Richie during Roberto Cavalli Beverly Hills Store Opening at Roberto Cavalli in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

Mischa Barton, 2005

Mischa Barton during 2005 Cannes Film Festival – “Election” Premiere at Palais Du Festival in Cannes, France. (Photo by Christian Alminana/FilmMagic)

Beyonce, 2005

Beyonce (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage for The Recording Academy

Jennifer Lopez, 2005

MIAMI – APRIL 28: Singer/actress Jennifer Lopez arrives at the 2005 Billboard Latin Music Awards at the Miami Arena April 28, 2005 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images)

Charlize Theron, 2005

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – OCTOBER 24: Actress Charlize Theron arrives at the 9th Annual Hollywood Film Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 24, 2005 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Sheryl Crow, 2005

Sheryl Crow (Photo by SGranitz/WireImage for The Recording Academy

Emma Thompson, 2006

BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 16: Actress Emma Thompson arrives at the Warner Bros./InStyle Golden Globe after party held at the Oasis at the Beverly Hilton on January 16, 2006 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Michelle Yeoh, 2006

Michelle Yeoh during 2006 Cannes Film Festival – Opening Night Gala and World Premiere of “The Da Vinci Code” – Arrivals at Palais de Festival in Cannes, France, France. (Photo by Jean Baptiste Lacroix/WireImage)
Rihanna, 2007
Rihanna at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California (Photo by John Sciulli/WireImage)

Drew Barrymore, 2007

Drew Barrymore during “Music and Lyrics” Los Angeles Premiere – Red Carpet at Grauman’s Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California, United States. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc for Variety Magazine)

Naomi Campell, 2010

CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 17: Model Naomi Campbell attends the premiere of ‘Biutiful’ held at the Palais des Festivals during the 63rd Annual International Cannes Film Festival on May 17, 2010 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)

Jennifer Lopez, 2010

MONTE-CARLO, MONACO – MAY 18: Jennifer Lopez attends the World Music Awards 2010 at the Sporting Club on May 18, 2010 in Monte Carlo, Monaco. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Christina Applegate, 2010

Christina Applegate arrives to the TNT/TBS broadcast of the 16th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards held at the Shrine Auditorium on January 23, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.

Jane Fonda, 2011

ANTIBES, FRANCE – MAY 19: Jane Fonda attends amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS Gala during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Du Cap on May 19, 2011 in Antibes, France. (Photo by Ian Gavan/amfAR11/Getty Images for amfAR)

Miley Cyrus, 2011

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 28: Miley Cyrus arrives at the The 28th Annual MTV Video Music Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE on August 28, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

Rosario Dawson, 2011

ANTIBES, FRANCE – MAY 19: Rosario Dawson attends amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS Gala during the 64th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Hotel Du Cap on May 19, 2011 in Antibes, France. (Photo by Francois Durand/Getty Images)
Natasha Poly, 2012
CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 25: Model Natasha Poly attends the “Cosmopolis” premiere during the 65th Annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 25, 2012 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Miley Cyrus, 2012

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA – FEBRUARY 26: Miley Cyrus arrives at the 20th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party held across the street from the Pacific Design Center on February 26, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
Nicole Kidman, 2014
NASHVILLE, TN – NOVEMBER 05: Nicole Kidman attends the 48th annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 5, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

Taylor Swift, 2015

LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 25: Taylor Swift attends the BRIT Awards 2015 at The O2 Arena on February 25, 2015 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

Kim Kardashian, 2015

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 04: Kim Kardashian attends “China: Through the Looking Glass”, the 2015 Costume Institute Gala, at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 4, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)

Naomi Campbell, 2016

NEW YORK, NY – MAY 02: Model Naomi Campbell attends the “Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology” Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

Hailey Baldwin, 2018

CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 12: Hailey Bieber in Roberto Cavalli attends the screening of ‘Girls Of The Sun (Les Filles Du Soleil)’ during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 12, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)

Bella Hadid, 2019

CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 17: Bella Hadid attends the screening of “Pain And Glory (Dolor Y Gloria/ Douleur Et Glorie)” during the 72nd annual Cannes Film Festival on May 17, 2019 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Zendaya, 2021

PARIS, FRANCE – NOVEMBER 29: Actress Zendaya attends the Ballon D’Or photocall at Theatre du Chatelet on November 29, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/WireImage)

Emma Chamberlain, 2022

VENICE, ITALY – SEPTEMBER 02: Emma Chamberlain attends the “Bones And All” red carpet at the 79th Venice International Film Festival on September 02, 2022 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Megan Thee Stallion, 2022

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – APRIL 03: Megan Thee Stallion in Roberto Cavalli attends the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 03, 2022 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

Bella Hadid, 2022

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – JUNE 24: Bella Hadid attends a celebration for the launch of her Kin Euphorics X Tao Hospitality Group Partnership at The Fleur Room on June 24, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerritt Clark/Getty Images for Tao Group Hospitality)

Taylor Swift, 2023

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 05: Taylor Swift attends the 65th GRAMMY Awards on February 05, 2023 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy)

Halle Bailey, 2024

Halle Bailey in Roberto Cavalli at the People’s Choice Awards held at Barker Hangar on February 18, 2024 in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Gilbert Flores/Variety via Getty Images)

Zendaya, 2024

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA – MARCH 06: Zendaya in Roberto Cavalli attends the 2024 Green Carpet Fashion Awards at 1 Hotel West Hollywood on March 06, 2024 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

This story originally appeared on GRAZIA International.