Models & Celebrities

Jennifer Lopez & Roberto Cavalli: More than Just the Dress

Roberto Cavalli with Jennifer Lopez who was wearing a spectacular vintage gown from the Roberto Cavalli FW 2004 collection.

COTE D’AZUR, May 21, 2010 / FW/ — By now, everyone already knows that Jennifer Lopez wore custom made dresses by Roberto Cavalli to the 2010 World Music Awards that took place at the Sporting Club in Monte Carlo.

Ms. Lopez who received the Legend Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Arts on May 18th wore three different dresses for the occasion, one for the red carpet, one for her performance and one for the ceremony.

What very few people know is that prior to the ceremony, Jennifer Lopez and her husband Marc Antony spent ten relaxing days as guests of Roberto and Eva Cavalli on the “RC,” the Cavalli’s beautiful yacht.

At the World Music Awards, Jennifer Lopez and Mark Antony were guests at Roberto and Eva Cavalli’s table, along with Afef Tronchetti Provera, Clotilde Courau, Karolina Kurkova, Kelly Rowland and Ariadne Artiles.

The exciting event also featured performances by top musical artists including Kelly Rowland, Akon, Will.I.Am and Pharrel Williams.

Roberto Cavalli described it as being, “An amazing night, one of the most beautiful nights that I’ve had in Cannes and one of the most beautiful personal successes of recent years.

“The economic crisis and other difficult moments have diminished our wishes, our creativity, our dreams and even our desires to improve, but after an evening like last night I realize there is still a great desire for fashion and a great desire to look gorgeous and seductive. I felt it from the looks that the women gave me—they seemed to say “Roberto, you are able to make me shine, please keep doing it!” This gave me a very strong emotional response.

Jennifer Lopez wearing a long, silk mousseline jaguar-printed Roberto Cavalli gown with a small train. It featured Swarovski crystal embroidery and a plunging neckline.

“In the last few weeks, I’ve been very busy; I’ve been traveling a lot for business and have been in Florence designing my S/S 2011 Pre-collection.

For the last 10 days, Jennifer and Marc stayed on my yacht in Cote D’Azur. We sent each other many text messages and many calls but unfortunately I didn’t have the opportunity to see them until yesterday, when I dropped by their suite before getting together to go to WMA.

It was a fantastic moment because I finally had the chance to see their two beautiful twins, Max and Emma. I played with them while Jennifer finished getting ready, and then we all went on to the Sporting Club.

“The Red Carpet was also very emotional for me. I have done so many fashion shows and events in my life that it sometimes seems like I have lost the emotion and excitement of it.

But walking the red carpet with Jennifer Lopez last night was amazing. Jennifer is definitely sexy, sexy, sexy and 100% feminine!”

“Above all, I was impressed by her natural beauty and exquisite complexion—and I say this both as a man and as a designer. There were a lot of flashes going off and photographers screaming “Jennifer!!!”

I did so many interviews before arriving at my table… it was a long, wild and crazy experience!

Jennifer Lopez performed a medley of her biggest hits while wearing a metallic fringed Roberto Cavalli mini dress with gold, silver and black all-over Swarovski embroidery. Her 6-8 backup dancers wore Just Cavalli costumes.

“As I entered the great hall of the Sporting Club, I hugged my dear friend Andrea Bocelli and his wonderful wife Veronica, and then greeted many familiar and new friends: the beautiful Kelly Rowland (wearing a Roberto Cavalli gown), Afef Tronchetti Provera, Clotilde Courau, Karolina Kurkova, Ariadne Artiles and many others.

This huge and welcoming crowd pulled me out of the isolation that I’ve recently experienced. It completely refreshed my spirits!

“When I finally arrived at my table and I sat down, Jennifer’s amazing performance started on stage—it was a triumph!!! Everybody was standing up, singing and dancing because we all realized how blessed we were to get to experience a live performance by a pop music icon like Jennifer. Determination, energy and pure beauty—and a huge talent.”

” I am very happy and proud to know her, I am proud to be her friend. It was a very special evening…once again music and fashion united to create a fabulous experience!”