Montecarlo and the Formula1 Grand Prix …… Yes, because here, in the small Principality of Monaco this fabulous event is a competition apart enclosing boldness, danger but mostly it is an appointment with the luxury and glamour (the real one ).Stunning cars, in limited edition, going turbo up and down from the central square of the Café de Paris to Monte Carlo Bay, near the sea, even classic cars like the ones I have seen with my friend Helga Piaget of the famous dynasty of Swiss watchmakers, with whom I was in a special auction, the McRoyal Auction, on the occasion of the ten years of the historic Grand Prix which takes place two weeks before the official one.
How many beautiful cars dear friends, historic Ferrari cars, singular pieces of course, produced in small numbers, true masterpieces of our Made in Italy. In Monaco during the Grand Prix, however, I could not care only for cars but I wanted to take a peek at the world of fashion going to interview the designer Roberto Cavalli, who for years has created the truest image of a strong woman gipsy but always so sensual.
Nights ago at Zelo’s , one of the most chic club of Monaco, managed by my dear friend Manuel Dallori and owned by the manager Gigi Forciniti, it was given a sign of esteem to Mister Cavalli who, after a career made up of many successes, decided to leave his Maison, and sold the brand to a foreign group. Why did it, you ask … To exhaustion? No absolutely, stan-weariness of ideas doesn’t reign in the volcanic Roberto, as a good Florentine art lover, but the boredom of seeing a fashion – as today – according to him, without a soul.
Is it true? Personally I don’t think, for me that I love Made in Italy all is color, with a distinctive style; the difficulty is in choosing and be able to discover the true talent that certainly doesn’t abound in all the fashion houses. What do you think about that?