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Dundas confirms Cavalli appointment

Dundas confirms Cavalli appointment

Peter Dundas is the new creative director of Roberto Cavalli.

The designer should feel right at home in his new role, which starts immediately, as he worked for the brand from 2002 until 2005.

It was this close connection that sparked rumours of his taking the helm months ago, with few fashion experts likely to be shocked by his appointment and subsequent leaving Emilio Pucci. He had been working with the Italian brand since 2008.

Peter will be the first creative director to succeed 74-year-old Roberto, who had been at the helm of his eponymous label until now.

"This is a homecoming for me," Peter said in a statement. "It is an honour for me to continue to evolve the wonderful world of Roberto Cavalli and I am very excited by the possibilities and potential of this unique brand. I cannot wait to get started."

Peter certainly has the necessary credentials, having worked at Emanuel Ungaro and Jean Paul Gaultier in the past. Roberto and wife Eva are certainly happy with their decision.

"The choice of Peter Dundas was made with the desire to evolve a style that combines glamour, tradition and innovation, recognised worldwide as the signature of Cavalli since the birth of the house," they explained.

Peter will show his first collection for the fashion house in September.

Massimo Giorgetti will be taking over at Pucci from April and will show his first line in September during Milan Fashion Week.

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