By Gwendolyn Rahn
Nov 15, 2014 @ 9:14 am
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Happy 74th birthday to Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli! After launching his namesake fashion brand in the '70s following years as a fabric printer, Cavalli went on to solidify himself a role among the fashion elite with his signature sand-blasted jeans and his ability to splash animal prints on anything. Soon after, he launched a series of brand extensions such as Just Cavalli, Roberto Cavalli Home, and even a high-end pet couture line including $1,200 silk and satin separates for the world’s most pampered pooches.

The international fashion house’s sexy silhouettes have garnered a loyal A-list celebrity clientele through its red-carpet stunners worn by the likes of Nicole Kidman, Beyoncé, and Cindy Crawford, and it just announced the plans for another fragrance Roberto Cavalli Paradiso to launch in early 2015.

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