Roberto Cavalli

A change of course for Chekhov's favourite café

Anton Chekhov celebrated the premiere of one of his plays here, and Vladimir Mayakovsky wrote a poem praising the tasty lunches and high-quality beer. But the Prague restaurant, perhaps the most famous eatery in Moscow, has closed its doors for good and will soon be turned into a luxury restaurant run by the Italian fashion designer Roberto Cavalli.

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It may be fashion, but is it art?

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Feast of flesh as Cavalli economises on fabric

Celebrities looking to grab the limelight on the red carpet can breathe a sigh of relief. After a few seasons of covered-up, romantic collections, Roberto Cavalli has returned to the "molto sexy" look for which he is best known, albeit with a lighter touch and no animal print. Perhaps the credit crisis has forced him to use less fabric, or maybe the designer could no longer repress his unofficial motto that if you've got it – and maybe even if you haven't – flaunt it.

Feathers are in fashion but is an ostrich boa more acceptable than a

Fashion is getting back to nature, in a riot of colourful floral patterns to be seen all over the catwalks. And if designers are mad about flora, quite a few are even keener on fauna and, more specifically, on adorning their creations with large amounts of plumage courtesy of our feathered friends. That all sounds rather heart-warming, but fashion can always be counted on to be fickle, and this season she has excelled herself.

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