In the 60s Cavalli started a factory to produce his designs and held his first show in 1970. His over the top style, animal prints and outrageous sensuous designs got him the attention of some of the biggest names in the design industry, but, he was considered a little too out there for the mainstream of the rich and famous society. That was all to change when a young and beautiful actress by the name of Brigitte Bardot decided to take a stroll on the beach in a Cavalli designed dress.