As a salute to its former creative director Karl Lagerfeld, famous Italian fashion label Fendi recently held a remarkable fashion gala amidst the ruins of Rome.
To set the occasion on fire, a total of 54 jaw-dropping new couture getups walked the platforms of Roma and Venus Temples.
The fashion show did not only pay tribute to the once main man of Fendi but also marked the onset of the restoration efforts to revive ancient Rome. Based on records, Rome’s incredible structures were built by Emperor Hadrian around 2,000 years ago.
Silvia Venturini Fendi, the granddaughter of the company’s founder, was also present during the show. She stunned the audience with her all-black attire paired with cover all high heels.
According to Silvia, she knows Karl very much. This is because, for several years, the two teamed up to produce great products.
One of the renowned items under the baton of Karl and Silvia is the Baguette bag.
People from all walks attended the fashion show. Among of the spotted celebrities were Catherine Zeta-Jones, Susan Sarandon, Anna Wintour, and Winnie Harlow.
Before the event ended, Serge Brunschwig, CEO of Fendi, took center stage. He stressed the significant contribution of Karl in the company since 1965.
The CEO revealed that Karl really wanted to come up with a fashion show amid the ruins of Rome. And to fulfill his wish, the company brought the said spectacular show in public. According to Brunschwig, the fashion show was not only a celebration of Karl’s service to Fendi but also warm gratitude to Rome for cuddling Fendi since 1925.
In retrospect, Karl died in February this year. He was deemed as one of the authorities in the contemporary fashion. While a lot of people mourned of his death, his accomplishments will live forever and resonate even beyond the ruins of Rome.