The glitziest of shows, Berlusconi babes on the front row, a US pop sensation in attendance - this season Kelly Rowland - and an elaborate venue housed around Milan's answer to Marble Arch. So how could Roberto resist but join his front row for photos before the show and watch the magic happen from the sidelines during the show. Wife Eva was clearly on tweak duty.
Autumn winter's Cavalli warrior had the requisite layers upon layers of animal print chiffon and snakeskin. Maria Carla opened the show and the tone was set. This voyager was travelling armed with devore print dresses, feather and fur covered jackets, dip dye pleat skirts and goat hair waistcoats. Taking inspiration from his own 41 year history, Cavalli produced a greatest hits collection to rapturous applause.