Fendi will pay tribute to Karl Lagerfeld with a dedicated fashion show in Rome, the house has announced. The Italian label was headed up by the designer for 54 years before he passed away in February of this year.
“It was probably the longest collaboration there has ever been between a designer and a house, so he leaves an incredible heritage at Fendi,” Bernard Anault, CEO of LVMH said at the company’s annual general assembly in Paris this morning.
Anault also talked about the “great sadness” at Fendi after Lagerfeld’s death and explained that this show would “reprise all his creations during his time at Fendi”.
Although an exact date and location for the show has not been confirmed, a spokesperson for the brand told WWD that it would be held in Rome. The city was also the location of the house’s 90th anniversary show in August 2016, which took place at the Trevi Fountain, an iconic monument that Fendi had helped to restore.
This is not the first Fendi show to take place since Lagerfeld died. The house displayed its autumn/winter 2019 collection just a few days after its creative director had passed away. Lagerfeld was said to have been giving notes on the show and collection from his hospital bed.
From: Harper’s BAZAAR UK