Roberto Cavalli lectures at Oxford University

Roberto Cavalli at Oxford University
Roberto Cavalli

Roberto Cavalli lectures at Oxford University

Roberto Cavalli, the Italian fashiondesigner was recently invited to give for the second time a lecture at the highly acclaimed Oxford University in England.

“It is truly an honour to be able to speak at the prestigous Oxford Union once again,” says Roberto Cavalli. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to speak with young generations. I want to share my persona, my life and my experiences with them. I love fashion so much. Fashion is a form of art. The Renaissance art, the cultural traditions of my hometown Florence and my passion for photography have greatly impacted on my will to portray my inspirations through clothes. I want to convey all my optimism to young generations. They should not be afraid to take risks. I want to inspire them and help them in their path to achieve their dreams and desires.”

He follows designers Calvin Klein and Vivienne Westwood onto the podium as well as world leaders, pop stars and Hollywood stars.

The session of The Oxford Union Society takes place on Wednesday November 2o.

List of internationally famous speakers

Perhaps the most unique feature of the Oxford Union is the opportunity members have to meet, listen and to question some of the world’s most famous and interesting people in our renowned ‘speaker meetings’. The Union attracts the most well-renowned speakers from all walks of life and especially in the world of politics: guests have included the US Presidents Richard Nixon, Jimmy Carter and Ronald Reagan and the UK Prime Ministers Winston Churchill, David Lloyd George, Edward Heath, Margaret Thatcher and Sir John Major. Other international leaders and notable figures include the former US Presidential nominee Senator John McCain, former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, former New Zealand Prime Minister David Lange, the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Mother Teresa, the Reverend Ian Paisley Yasser Arafat, Russian politician and former finance minister Grigory Yavlinsky, Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams, US Attorney General and Senator Robert Kennedy, former speaker of the House of Representatives and Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich and former US Secretary of State Madeline Albright. Last year alone, our guests included former Foreign Secretary David Miliband, former Home Secretary David Blunkett, Attorney-General Dominic Grieve QC, Home Secretary Theresa May, US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and Prime Minister of Bangladesh Sheikh Hasina.

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