Roberto Cavalli Funeral in Florence: Fashion Icon Remembered by Celebrities

2024-04-15 14:34:57

Roberto Cavalli’s funeral in Florence

Rome, Apr 15 (EFE).- The world of Italian fashion and entertainment said this Monday its final goodbye to fashion icon Roberto Cavalli, who died last Friday at the age of 83 after a long illness, at the funeral held in the Basilica of San Minato al Monte in his native Florence (north).

A long applause at the doors of the Florentine church welcomed the arrival of the coffin, which was transferred from the luxurious villa of the stylist and businessman, in the hills south of the Tuscan capital and which this weekend became an improvised burning chapel which was attended by family and friends.

Funeral of Roberto Cavalli in the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte, Florence, Italy, 15 April 2024. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

At the funeral in the basilica, located at one of the highest points in Florence and from which you can see the monumental city to which Cavalli was always very close, his eldest children and his partner for the last 15 years were visibly affected. years, Sandra Bergman, mother of her sixth child, born just over a year ago.

Model Afef Jnifen at Roberto Cavalli’s funeral in Italy. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Along with them, Italian fashion figures such as stylist Toni Scervino, Leonardo Ferragamo, son of the famous designer Salvatore Ferragamo, attended the ceremony; or Sandro Fratini, one of the greatest fashion collectors in the world.

A man carries flowers sent by Matteo Renzi, former Prime Minister of Italy, on the day of the funeral ceremony of Italian designer Roberto Cavalli at the Basilica di San Miniato al Monte, in Florence, Italy, April 15, 2024. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Cultural figures such as the actors Leonardo Pieraccioni and Paolo Ruffini, the model and presenter Afef Jnifen, the television host Carlo Conti and the former Italian soccer player Giancarlo Antognoni also attended, local media reported.

Pallbearers carry the coffin of Italian designer Roberto Cavalli on the day of his funeral in Florence, Italy, April 15, 2024. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Inside the church, a simple altar was installed with red and white roses, candelabras and a portrait of Cavalli placed on the coffin for a ceremony celebrated by the priest Bernardo Gianni, an acquaintance of the designer who also officiated the wedding of Rachele, one of his daughters. , indicated the same sources.

Family members of Italian designer Roberto Cavalli react during his funeral ceremony at the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte in Florence, Italy, April 15, 2024. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

“Thank you Roberto, who with your works, your beauty, your art and your humanity have manifested once again the greatness of the Lord,” said Father Gianni during the funeral, in which he also asked those attending to believe “in the faith of Roberto and what he believed in.

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The stylist and businessman died at home this Friday at the age of 83, after his conditions suddenly worsened, along with his partner for the last 15 years, Sandra Bergman Nilsonn, with whom he had the last of his six children, less ago. of two years.

Cavalli combined his great artistic talent with his entrepreneurial ability to create his own style, which catapulted him to success since he began his career in the seventies until he ended with the sale of his brand in 2015, almost immediately after his last parade, which occurred just a few months earlier.

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