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Roberto Cavalli's Having a Good Week: Designer Celebrates 40 Years With Gala Show in Singapore and is Cleared of Tax Evasion

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Roberto Cavalli celebrated 40 years of fabulousness with a red carpet collection fashion show finale at Singapore's Audi Fashion Festival. With Korean supermodel Song Kyunga, Cavalli presented a series of signature looks from his archives and received the award for Audi Fashion Festival Singapre 2010 Visionary from his friend and journalist, as well as creative director of the fashion festival, Colin McDowell.

It's been a good week all around for Cavalli—after eight years, he's finally been cleared of tax evasion by Italian authorities.

In 2002, Cavalli was accused of charging personal remodeling costs to his company—to the tune of about $3.3 million. Cavalli has always maintained his innocence. After a long, drawn-out legal battle, during which a Florentine court threatened to send Cavalli to prison for 12 months, the case was complete dismissed.

"The Court of Appeal determined that the only proper end... was complete exoneration, finding that none of the facts alleged against [Cavalli] amounted to a crime," the Cavalli company said.
· Cavalli cleared of tax evasion [WWD]