Nicki Minaj fronts Roberto Cavalli SS15

Could this be the most natural partnership of the SS15 campaign season?

By Kate Guest | Published: 19 Dec 2014

Nicki for Cavalli
Photo: Francesco Carrozzini/Roberto Cavalli

Nicki Minaj is the new face of Roberto Cavalli – a match surely made in flamboyant heaven.

A series of snaps shot by Italian photographer Francesco Carrozzini and posted on both the rapper and the Italian label's Instagram feeds last night show 32-year-old Nicki wearing floaty Cavalli maxi dresses and sunglasses. And the most shocking thing? She looks quite demure. Her hair is a natural colour and there isn't a piece of pink lycra to be seen. In fact, these shots suggest a far more sophisticated and timeless look than we are used to seeing from both parties. 

(Photo: Francesco Corrazzini)

In our favourite look, Nicki rocks a semi-sheer black floor-length gown under a black tuxedo jacket, while in other shots she wears a pleated zebra halterneck, as well as crochet and floral numbers. 

(Photo: Franceso Carrozzini)

Cavalli said he chose Nicki because she "embodies the exuberant and modern femininity of the Cavalli woman," describing her as "a sensual woman who is aware of her body, who is not afraid to show her curves". That, she ain't. And we love the results. 



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