Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Style Network and Cavalli Sketch


As you all know, I am a love of all things art and fashion, and I always keep up with the latest trends, whether it's magazines, other fashion blog sites, or TV networks.  One of my favorite TV network which showcase the latest in fashion trends and runway shows is Style Network.  Style Network is the home of shows such as Tia & Tamera, Chicagolicious, Jerseylicious, Style Pop, and many more.

Style Pop is a live show that broadcasts the latest in fashion, pop, gossip, etc. While watching the last episode of Style Pop, a discussion came about regarding the Roberto Cavalli sketch of Beyonce, which happens to be slimmed down.

As soon as this sketch went viral, all of the Beyonce fans were outraged because "Cavalli took away Beyonce's curves!" Angry fans even went as far as going to Cavalli's Facebook page with angry remarks about the sketch.  Cavalli responded back by saying this:

“Dear Fans, We would like to clarify that the image of the gown created by Roberto Cavalli for Beyonce is a sketch and not a photo, and therefore it is only meant to be a stylized and artistic vision.

"Roberto Cavalli loves women and more than anyone else has always exalted and highlighted the female shape with his creations, building his signature style on the glorification of sensuality and femininity.” (http://www.ibtimes.com/roberto-cavalli-responds-angry-beyonce-fans-after-he-erases-singers-curves-controversial-image#)

I am a Beyonce fan, and when I saw this, I thought it was a very nice sketch.  As a fashion designer and illustrator, I will say that he could have already had this croquis (pronounced crow-kee: the human figure that is used to create a fashion illustration) saved, and attached Beyonce's hair and face to it.  I have tons of croquis saved on my computer and external hard drive so when someone asks me to do a fashion illustration or collection for them, I can choose the croquis I want to use, print them off, and draw from there.  Then again, this could be his drawing style and he creates all of his croquis like this.  Just because the curves appear not to be there does not mean that he took away Beyonce's curves.  Yes, Beyonce is known for her curves, and once this controversial sketch fiasco fades, she will STILL have her curves.  This sketch did not take away anything.

Not only did Beyonce not comment about the sketch, she is wearing the actual garment during her tour, "Mrs. Carter Show".  As you can see in this picture, she is a very satisfied client.

Until Next Time!!

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