Legendary Karl Lagerfeld Just Showed a Fairy Tale–inspired Collection for Fendi

Dora Fung
Market Director

To celebrate 90 years of Fendi, Karl Lagerfeld, the company’s creative director, brought editors and influencers from Paris to Rome in a private jet. Because the Italian company is nothing if not luxurious, the extravagant surprises didn’t stop in the skies. For the show, the brand shut down the historic Trevi Fountain and erected a temporary glass bridge, on which models seemingly walked over water in gowns embellished with fur flowers and elaborate cityscape designs, draped in rich pelts, wearing colorful Victorian-style booties, and sporting crimped hair. 

Kendall Jenner, who stars in Fendi’s current campaign, took the catwalk in two looks — she opened the show in a fit-and-flare blue Astrakhan fur coat with a kaleidoscope-inspired pattern on the skirt and then changed into a romantic chiffon number fit for a young queen. 

Her friend Bella Hadid wore a dress that looked like a stained-glass window and closed the show in a voluminous emerald cape featuring the image of an Asian woman, possibly Mulan, in a forest. 

Each of the models had her hair styled into Scarlett O’Hara–style curls by Sam McKnight. The tight ringlets were then pulled back into half-up half-down ’dos and secured with fur ribbons — yes, fur ribbons! How much do I want one now?!

The event, called #LegendsandFairytales, delivered an unforgettable experience for its audience, which included A-listers, celebrities, and fashion influencers alike.  

Man about town Derek Blasberg Instagrammed from the incredible location. 

Blogger du jour Margaret Zhang, who hosted the brand’s live stream, admitted that it was her first time in Rome. What a treat! 

Italy’s other finest export, the Blonde Salad (although I believe girlfriend prefers to go by her given name, Chiara Ferragni, these days) shared an #OOTD, with an awesome view of the city in the background. 

Kate Hudson and Bella Thorne flew the flag for Hollywood. 

For good luck (and for the full tourist experience), attendees were given gold Fendi coins to throw into the fountain. 

After all is said and done, one thing is for sure, King Karl once again showed the world he’s the legend — and this is a real-life fairy tale! Arrivederci from Roma with Fendi.

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