Roberto Cavalli green leaves silk

This fabric is the product of a hunt.  I had seen a woman looking fab in this sensational green leaves top while she was at the stop light next to me.  I could see the “Just Cavalli” signature in the fabric.  Hence the hunt began.

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I trawled the silk sections of a number of stores and asked widely. 

Finally I turned over this small bolt and I don’t know if this store actually knew they had this as I’d already asked after it a couple of times.

It is a beauty.  A lot of Cavalli fabrics can be a bit gaudy but that studio also comes up with some of the most coveted too.  This is a small-ish length because it was expensive, so I guess the 145cm x 1.6 metre length with determine what you make.  I always saw this as some sort of floaty top.  It is also a very delicate fabric, a gauze-type silk, so it probably needs experienced hands.  I’d opt for something with a few seams, a few gathers to show off the diaphanous quality.

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In the images below, I’ve shown the fabric with and without an under fabric.  In the image bottom left, you’ll see a light lime silk georgette that I placed underneath the fabric.  This worked quite well, enough ‘green’ to underpin the Cavalli silk, but not too bright to dominate it.  If you need an under piece, I can probably let go of a bit of this fabric too.

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The price for this fabric is $39 a metre/$62.50 for the piece.

I can post this in the smallest satchel (with tracking) at $8.25.  Please see here for full details on payment and posting.  If interested, please click on the email below; fabric details will appear automatically and I will get back to you asap. (Australia delivery only thanks).


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