Yes, he is! Pucci designer Peter Dundas heads to Roberto Cavalli
(Above: Peter Dundas with Poppy Delevingne and Natasha Polly)
Peter Dundas is the new creative director at Roberto Cavalli, it was finally announced this afternoon.
After all the will he/won’t he (leave Emilio Pucci for Cavalli) rumours last month in Milan, WWD announced Dundas’ new role is effective immediately. The designer will show his first collection for the house in Milan in September.
Back in February, fashion insiders were already convinced of his departure from Emilio Pucci. First, the Pucci show notes read ‘with gratitude to Peter Dundas’ and second, the designer brought his design team out to share the applause – although nothing was officially announced regarding his departure.
Dundas, who has held the role of artistic director at Emilio Pucci since 2009 when he took over from Matthew Williamson, previously worked with Roberto Cavalli between 2002-2005 before a brief stint at Ungaro.
(Above: Roberto Cavalli with Rosie Huntington-Whiteley)
Who knows why it took so long for a formal announcement to be made. And other questions remain: Will Roberto Cavalli retire? Will he share the stage with Dundas? And who’s up next at Emilio Pucci? A successor is yet to be announced but Marco Zanini, previously at Schiaparelli and Rochas, is the industry's firm favourite.
One thing is certain: Dundas’ spirit of sexy-cool style and ease with celebrity - see above - makes him the ideal fit for Cavalli.