Roberto Cavalli catapulted to the spotlight when screen goddess Brigitte Bardot wore one of his colorful creations in Saint Tropez—and he’s remained a star ever since.

Synonymous with drop-dead glamour and jet set flair, the brand’s signature goddess gowns are lavishly draped and embellished for an unabashed, sexy finish. Trained as a painter, he’s a master of color and prints, mixing an intoxicating array each season, from wild leopards to vivid paisleys.