Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 9

Roberto Cavalli S/S 2001 Runway Face Eye Print Bias Cut Silk Slip Evening Dress

On Hold


Roberto Cavalli S/S 2001 Runway Face Eye Print Bias Cut Silk Slip Evening Dress Size S


  • Designer
  • Dimensions
    Marked Size: S (EU)
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Fort Myers, FL
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU1624115973032

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Ships From: Fort Myers, FL
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn More

About the Designer

Roberto Cavalli

Whether they’re adorned with understated floral patterns or colorful prints that draw on the wonders of the animal kingdom, vintage Roberto Cavalli dresses and evening gowns, shirts and skirts are unapologetically exuberant. All of the seductive garments crafted at the luxury fashion house have long been associated with extravagance and red-carpet sophistication, and their stories begin in Central Italy.

Roberto Cavalli was born in Florence, Tuscany, in 1940 into an already artistically rich family — his mother was a tailor and his grandfather, Giuseppe Rossi, was a member of an Italian art movement called Macchiaioli that shared common ground with Impressionist painters. Cavalli was creative at the onset and focused on textiles at the Florence Academy of Art. He garnered some high-profile attention with bold prints on knitwear.

After he patented an experimental and revolutionary process that saw him printing on lightweight leather, Cavalli secured commissions from major fashion houses such as Hermès and Pierre Cardin. He explored integrating handmade ornamentation in his designs and found limitless inspiration in the majestic creatures of the jungle.

In the early 1970s Cavalli unveiled his first namesake collection in Paris and the Sala Bianca of Palazzo Pitti in Florence. He then opened his inaugural boutique in France’s Saint-Tropez in 1972. While the designer’s printed denim offerings were deemed unsophisticated by the day’s couturiers — they looked down upon the material — Cavalli’s form-fitting, sensual cuts, innovative patchwork and obvious dedication to impeccable craftsmanship found admirers in the likes of Sophia Loren and Brigitte Bardot.

In 1980 Cavalli married former beauty pageant contestant Eva Düringer, who became his trusted business partner. Now a signature of the label, the pair introduced their first sand-blasted jeans in 1994 and later opened boutiques in Venice and elsewhere.

Cavalli’s designs sold all over the world, and the brand’s success helped pave the way for the introduction of a line that targeted younger consumers and RC Menswear to complement the array of day dresses, shoes, lingerie and coats and outerwear that were offered in his popular boutiques. In 2005 Cavalli was asked to help reinvigorate Playboy’s iconic bunny costumes and, in 2006, model Kate Moss starred in his spring/summer ad campaign. A year later, Cavalli created an exclusive collection for H&M and designed costuming for Jennifer Lopez concerts as well as the Spice Girls.

Sicilian designer Fausto Puglisi was appointed creative consultant in 2020 at the Roberto Cavalli brand, which is now owned by Vision Investments.

Find vintage Roberto Cavalli clothing, accessories, handbags and purses and more on 1stDibs.

About the Seller
Located in Fort Myers, FL
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
1stDibs seller since 2019
211 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: <1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Roberto Cavalli Silk Printed Slip Dress
By Roberto Cavalli
Located in Austin, TX
Roberto Cavalli Silk Printed Slip Dress Condition: Excellent Size XS/ US 2 / IT38 22" bust, 26" waist, 26" hips, 60" length

Early 2000s Evening Dresses

Roberto Cavalli chartreuse printed silk corset and mini skirt set, ss 2004
By Roberto Cavalli
Located in London, GB
▪ Roberto Cavalli 2-piece set ▪ Chartreuse silk with a leopard, zebra and floral montage print ▪ Corset with cotton panels and drawstring shoulder straps ▪ Front-zipper ▪ Back lace...

Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Roberto Cavalli S/S 2003 Bias Oriental Print Maxi Chiffon Skirt
By Roberto Cavalli
Located in Rome, IT
Roberto Cavalli low waist bias cut maxi skirt with allover floral and animal silk jacquard ornaments (including swans and peacocks) from the Spring/Summer 2003 collection. Size S ...

Early 2000s Flare Skirts

By Roberto Cavalli
Located in Montgomery, TX
ROBERTO CAVALLI BEIGE SEQUINS GOWN Dress Deep V-Neck Sleeveless Size: EU 40 Content: 100% Silk Made in Italy Pre owned, good condition 100% authentic guarantee PLEAS...

2010s Maxi Dress

Roberto Cavalli Floor-length dress with snake print sz EU 42
By Roberto Cavalli
Located in Montgomery, TX
Roberto Cavalli Carry a snake-print and make for a striking ensemble. Sleeveless, fitted silhouette Content: 100% viscose size EU 42 Pre-owned, excellent condition! 100% auth...

2010s Evening Dresses and Gowns

By Roberto Cavalli
Located in Montgomery, TX
ROBERTO CAVALLI BEIGE SILK BEADED Gown DRESS Content: silk, beads Size EU 40 Made in Italy Pre owned in excellent condition 100% authentic guarantee PLEASE VISIT OUR...

2010s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Roberto Cavalli Asian Inspired Peach Floral Evening Gown S/S 2006 Size 38IT
By Roberto Cavalli
Located in Saint Petersburg, FL
Roberto Cavalli - Delicate peach Asian inspired evening gown. Dramatic, colorful and breathtaking best describes this gown. The upper bodice of the dress has a cowl neckline. The b...

Early 2000s Evening Gowns

Roberto Cavalli Creme Floral Print Silk Coat Jacket
By Roberto Cavalli
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Roberto Cavalli Silk Creme coat with multi color floral prin in pink, green, Creme and yellow. Coat is brand new with Tag ($4760) Size: 38italy Coat Length: 34" - Shoulder width: 18...

Early 2000s Cocoon Coats

Just Cavalli Whimsical Vintage Evening Dress by Roberto Cavalli NWT
By Roberto Cavalli
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Just Cavalli Whimsical Vintage Evening Dress by Roberto Cavalli Simply sensational. New with tags Size 42 Bust 34" Waist 28" Hips 40" Length 60" Excellent new Condition

1990s Cocktail Dresses

Roberto Cavalli Embroidered Cheetah Lace Up Silk Dress Tunic as seen on JLO XS
By Roberto Cavalli
Located in Switzerland, CH
Roberto Cavalli Main Line As seen on Jennifer JLO Lopez Finest silk printed with signature Cavalli cheetah theme Signed Roberto Cavalli on silk all over Leather lace up in front, can...

21st Century and Contemporary Mini Dress

Recently Viewed

View More

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery