PETER DUNDAS has been appointed as creative director at Roberto Cavalli. Dundas will assume the role immediately, vacating his position at the helm of Emilio Pucci. Rumours swirled late last year that Cavalli was set to relinquish his role as designer at his eponymous brand in favor of a shareholder role.
Dundas studied at Parsons in New York before moving to Paris, where he became an assistant to Jean Paul Gaultier in 1992. Eight years later, he moved to Christian Lacroix where he remained for two years before arriving at Cavalli. Three years spent in Florence, working under Cavalli, greatly influenced his future aesthetic – “The greatness of the city, which unfolds in the morning hours, is humbling and challenges me to make my mark. But it also provokes me, and permits a certain naughty, punk side of me to unfold” – which he honed in the subsequent decade as creative director of Emanuel Ungaro and then Emilio Pucci, where he arrived in 2008.
source: Vogue UK