Cavalli is a proud dog granddad

This week in endearing Roberto Cavalli news: the designer delivered his Yorkshire terrier Rosa’s puppies... on his yacht... in the middle of the Mediterranean. (Also, he’s launching a Target line in Australia.)

Beginning with the puppy news, we’re happy to report that Rosa gave birth to four healthy Yorkie puppies somewhere between Menorca and Mallorca. With a superstar designer on hand to assist, of course.

‘We feared that the boat might not be the best place for Rosa to deliver her puppies,’ Cavalli wrote on his blog. ‘I learn from my vet how to cut the umbilical cord and what to do with the placenta... but nature is amazing! Rosa was very good and she followed the voice of God and learned quickly.’

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Rosa delivered her puppies on a leopard-print blanket.

But the life of an island-hopping Italian designer isn’t all puppies and yachts. Cavalli also inked a new deal to create a line for value retailer Target’s Australian branch.

The collection, launching in October, will span casual daywear, shoes, swimwear and party dresses. Like this little number, modelled by Karolina Kurkova. Perfect for delivering puppies at sea, wouldn’t you say?

Read more about Cavalli and see his AW12 collection

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