PARIS, Oct 3, 2010 / FW/ — The party of the season… the must-attend and must-be-seen event during Paris Prêt-a-porter is not a fashion show, but the Roberto Cavalli 40th Anniversary Gala Dinner and Party at the ‘Ecole Nationale Des Beaux Arts’ last Wednesday, Sep 29th.

The court of the historical and prestigious Parisian art academy was decorated with hundreds of candles and a façade lit by shining projections of fireworks and the Roberto Cavalli logo. The chapel was the setting for the unveiling of the images of the celebratory book that Roberto Cavalli realized with the famed fashion photography duo: Mert and Marcus.

The book features iconic Cavalli dresses worn by the most beautiful women in the world, and will be available worldwide from November, 2010. A selection of Cavalli’s most famous vintage gowns were displayed inside the chapel, while a live classical orchestra of seven musical elements filled the external court space with Italian opera arias.

Guests then moved into the ‘court vitre’ of the building, a huge hall covered by a glass ceiling, where the dinner and the party were hosted.

Decorated in true Cavalli style with thousands of meters of animal printed silk covering sofas and tables, the room was transformed into an Italian garden, with cypresses, boxwood hedges, and a huge green wall at the right end of the hall.

The Italian-style buffet was served on tables covered in printed silk linens and enriched with huge floral compositions. In front of the VIP lounge was the stage that hosted the performance of the Crazy Horse dancers and Kylie Minogue.

Kylie presented her most famous hits, including her two new singles, ‘All the Lovers’ and ‘Get out of my way’, with a special unplugged version accompanied by a live orchestra and dancers.

Immediately following, Heidi Klum took the stage to introduce Roberto Cavalli and together they cut the 3 meter-high cake created by the French ‘maitres patissiers’, Potel et Chabot. The party-goers danced the night away with the live DJ set by David Guetta, drinking Roberto Cavalli Vodka cocktails and Piper Heidisieck champagne.

The following guests, all wearing Roberto Cavalli, attended the event: Kylie Minogue, Eva Herzigova, Naomi Campbell, Natalia Vodianova, Leona Lewis, Taylor Swift, Janet Jackson, Aishwarya Rai, Tyra Banks, Heidi Klum, Clotilde Courau, Bar Rafaeli, Craig David, Bianca Jagger, Jade Jagger, Yu Yamada, Rachel Bilson, Kanye West, Caroline Sieber, Sting, Trudie Styler, Bianca Balti, Ornella Muti, Valeria Golino, Afef, Mariagrazia Cucinotta, Nadege, MartaMarzotto, Valeria Mazza, Karolina Kurkova, Caroline Murphy, Joséphine De la Baume, Lily Donaldson, Aissa Maiga, Agnes, Linda Hardy, Roxane Mesquida, Kirsten McNemany , Elettra Wiedemann, Chanel Iman, Frankie Rayder, Heidi Mount, Sasha Pivovarova, Jessica Stam, Irina Kulikova, Kinga Rajzak, Marina Perez, Nieves Alvarez, Leigh Leizark, Vanessa Traina, Hilary Rhoda, Anouck Lepere, Angela Lindvall, Fawaz Gruosi, Catherine McNeil, Edita vilkeviciute, Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele, David Guetta, Cathy Guetta, Laure De Clermont, Shirley Malmann, Elena Perminova, Joan Smalls, Liya Kebede, Alexandra Golovanoff, Vlad Doronin, Cara Delevignes, Chloé Delevignes, Goga Ashkenazi, Yasmin Le Bon, Jenson Button, Assisi Jackson, Daisy Lowe, Anja Rubik, Wissam Al Mana, Karen Michibata, Jessica Michibata (Jenson B), Angelica Michibata, Abhishek Bachchan, Alexandra Richards, Camille Rowe, Pom Klementieff, Eugenia Silva, Sandra Garcia-San Juan Machado, Jon Kortajarena, Coco Brandolini D’Adda, Eva Riccobono, Andy Gillet, Charlotte Lebon, Sliimy.

Paris Pret-a-porter Spring 2011