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Cavalli’s 40th Anniversary Bash in Paris

Cavalli's 40th Anniversary Bash in Paris

“Happy birthday, Mister Cavalli!” trilled Kylie Minogue from the stage inside the Fine Arts School in Paris, which Roberto Cavalli had transformed into a luxe lounge, complete with animal-print banquettes, for his 40th anniversary bash. “Are you jealous?” the Italian designer teased guests as he jumped onstage and wrapped his arm around the Australian pop singer’s waist, before cutting a giant birthday cake with Heidi Klum. Guests including Janet Jackson, accompanied by her billionaire boyfriend Wissam Al Mana, Tyra Banks, Bianca Jagger, Leona Lewis, Aishwarya Rai and Rachel Bilson gathered for the event, which also featured a performance by dancers from the Crazy Horse cabaret.

Taylor Swift said her new album, “Speak Now,” is coming out Oct. 25. “Twenty-six days left and counting,” she mused. “I’ve been daydreaming about what people think of my new music.” Bryan Ferry said the Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott photos plastering the entrance to the venue would make a perfect Roxy Music album cover. “They are lovely pictures, but our new one is as well,” he said, referring to the portrait of Kate Moss that’s on the cover of his new album, “Olympia,” due out in late October. Klum said she was gearing up for the launch on Oct. 7 of her activewear collection for New Balance, to be sold exclusively on Craig David revealed that in addition to working on his new album, due out next March, he was testing his acting skills in a TV miniseries set in Miami. Meanwhile, Jenson Button was enjoying life in the fast lane. While he might be lagging in the Formula One championship, Button’s still the boss — Hugo, that is. “I can’t wear Roberto Cavalli’s men’s wear because I’m sponsored by Hugo Boss,” he said. via WWD

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Photo credits: Stephane Feugere and Dominique Maitre

Cavalli Jeans stay up!

‘Cavalli Jeans stay up!MILAN — After years of legal debate and media scrutiny, Roberto Cavalli has been fully cleared by Italy’s Supreme Court of Cassation of a tax evasion indictment.

The country’s major court of last resort annulled the verdict issued by the Appeal Court in Florence last Jan. 21, which upheld a conviction of the designer on charges of fiscal evasion. In March 2006, the Florence court had found Cavalli guilty of tax evasion and sentenced him to 14 months in prison, although an Italian legal technicality exempted the designer from ever serving jail time.

“I’m very pleased,” Cavalli said in an interview.