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The Vintage Fashion Guild™ (VFG) is an international organization dedicated to the promotion and preservation of vintage fashion.
The Vintage Fashion Guild™ (VFG) is an international community of people with expertise in vintage fashion. VFG members enjoy a wealth of resources, avenues for promoting their shops and specialties, and camaraderie with others who share a common interest and passion.
Roberto Cavalli (b. 1940) is firstly a textile artist who uses his fabrics as canvasses for his fashions. Roberto Cavalli was born in Florence, Italy into a family with strong artistic traditions. His mother was a tailor and his grandfather a Florentine impressionist painter, whose works reside in the Uffizi Museum.
Roberto began his career inventing a process for printing leather. He also became known for his leather and fabric patchwork clothes that created a scandal in his first collection, presented in 1972 at the Palazzo Pitti in Florence. His patchwork on denim fashions were snubbed by straight-laced Florentines but loved by the young hip crowd, including the influential Brigitte Bardot. Success came slowly over the years to Roberto Cavalli but in the 1990s he enjoyed a period of great success with his innovatively printed clothing.
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from a 1973 denim patchwork dress
from a 1980s suede coat
from a mid 2000s dress