The "Roberto Cavalli at H&M" collection was presented to the international press at a glamorous gala event in Rome's Salone delle Fontane last night. Italian fashion legend Roberto Cavalli ( made his grand entrance on a red carpet with a trail of models clad in his luxurious evening collection. Stars from the music- and movie business, as well as the fashion industry came to celebrate with the designer in Italian rock n roll style.

Models including Erin Wasson and Jessica Stam showed Cavalli's famous animal print dresses in chiffon, a fabulous gown of pleated gold lame, a mini sheath with sequins and pearls and shapely tuxedo style jackets and trousers. Nicolas Malleville showed the men's range with sharply cut suits and tuxedo separates, worn as a suit or with jeans, T-shirts and shirts.

"The collection is built around a selection of Roberto Cavalli's favourite pieces throughout the years, of which many are made to wear on the red carpet,” says H&M's ( head of design Margareta van den Bosch. “But Cavalli's fashion is not only about the red carpet but foremost about a positive and optimistic attitude. It's about enjoying the good things in life with large dose of fashion glamour."

After collaborating with Karl Lagerfeld, Rolf & Rolf and DKNY, H&M’s collection from Roberto Cavalli will be available from 8th November at selected H&M stores worldwide. The collection consists of 20 pieces for men and 25 for women including apparel, underwear and accessories.