Emilio Cavallini

Emilio Cavallini was born in San Miniato, Pisa in 1945. In the mid-sixties he dedicated himself to his greatest passions: fashion and art, and his work emerged in an innovative and original way. In the late sixties he went to London and collaborated with Mary Quant on her stocking collections. Emilio Cavallini reinvented the idea of pantyhose, drawing his inspiration from contemporary art, and stockings became an elegant accessory that redefined women.

Through the years, his innovative style has lead him to collaborate with Mary Quant, Dior, Cé line, Alexander McQueen, Balenciaga and Gucci. Celebrities were very supportive of his work: Madonna, Beyoncé , Lady Gaga and many more were spotted wearing Emilio Cavallini hosiery or ready to wear. Emilio Cavallini's designer career lead him to navigate artistic circles, especially in the United States. While he gained notoriety as a designer in the fashion world, he started to create important artworks to fulfill his own personal interests. A few years ago, in 2010, he decided to devote himself exclusively to his art and to make it public.