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Roberto Cavalli has never been one to hold his tongue, and his recent discovery of social media has only opened the flood gates. Last spring, for example, he went where few designers dare, challenging Anna Wintour herself in a highly entertaining Twitter rant:
"I canot speak with you anymore. Many silly fashion site ? Wont to close my mouth. I dont want to be part of this mafia fashion system !
Fashion?is a big machine of money !! no creativity anymore ! In 50 years the books of fashion ? THEY DONT HAVE NATHING TO SAY ABOUT US
Sorry, I canot do anythink against that, I dont have the power of the bigest They are buying the market of fashion !! like the politic
I confide you a secret?Anna Wintur das nt come to see my show in Milano ??. Why ?? becouse I dont do publicity in American Vogue ??"
In other words, Cavalli accused Wintour of refusing to cover his fashion shows because he doesn't buy ads in American Vogue.
A search of all 2012 issues of Vogues reveals that there are, in fact, no Roberto Cavalli ads. In fact, the most recent Cavalli ad we could find appeared way back in April 2011.
But a Roberto Cavalli ad from the resort 2013 campaign—feauturing supermodel Karolina Kurkova and photographed by Giampaolo Sgurais—has surfaced in the January 2013 issue of the magazine.
So, does this mean the designer and the editrix-in-chief have patched things up?
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