Roberto Cavalli
With his penchant for glamorous, over-the-top designs (animal prints and exploded flower motifs), Roberto Cavalli's designs are instantly identifiable. The stars love him—Halle Berry, Madonna and Jennifer Lopez are among his adoring fans for red-carpet gowns. The Florence-born designer presented his first namesake collection at the Prêt-a-Porter show in Paris in 1970. From the start, Cavalli became known for embellished denim jeans, intarsia leathers, wild prints, and brocades. In 2002 Fashion Group International named him Designer of the Year. Over the years he has designed touring costumes for the Spice Girls, Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera, Alicia Keys and Shakira.