RC: "In my planet, fashion, I'm the only straight man."
CM: "There's a few." RC: "Who?" CM: "Ralph Lauren, he's straight." RC: "Are you sure?"
Cavalli thinks that being straight is an advantage with designing womenswear.
CM: "So, does being straight make you a better designer?" RC: "Yes, maybe. Because I think of how I would like to have a woman close to me, in that moment. The femininity, the softness. Maybe, yes, anyway I'm happy as I am."
But of course, the lines do blur.
CM: "I think there must be a little bit of gayness in you, given the way you design for men." RC: "I take that as a compliment. My first male fan was Lenny Kravitz, and I thought because of him, I have to design for men. In the evening every man looks the same. Like penguins. Women have a special dress for that event, men: the same tuxedo. I prefer to create for women. I think that women are more intelligent than men; that's why men have to be stronger. I really admire a woman for her intelligence, her personality, beauty is not enough."
SOURCE: Vogue UK
We must admit that we really looked and when it comes to womenswear, the gays got it. Most men in the fashion industry who design for women are not straight, but there have been quite a few successful ones, so we call your bluff Mr. Cavalli.
Even though we only found a solid five for you, take a look at some of the most recent womenswear collections done by a few heterosexual males after the break!